Cottage Nopera Road Pihama for D. McLachlan Esqr. [plan]

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Architectural plan for a cottage located on Nopera Road in Pihama, South Taranaki. Created by architects Duffill & Gibson for D. (possibly Doug) McLachlan in September 1933.
House was built on a 300 acre sheep farm owned but rarely visited by D. McLachlan.
The front boundary of the unnamed farm was the road and the rear was the Oeo river. There were some 1200 sheep and a few other animals.
The house was lived in by the farm manager, Syd Beanland and his family between 1935-1945.
The family arrived with five children, and a sixth was born while they lived there. An extra bedroom was added about 1940 onto the left side of the plan.
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Contract plan showing floor plan, elevations and sections. Contract signed top left quadrant by F. Ward (contractor), dated 11 October 1933. 'Set No.1' written in top right quadrant. 'E.43' written in bottom left quadrant. Scale 1/8 inch to 1 foot.

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I lived in this house from 1935 until 1945 My Father managed the 300 acre sheep farm for D Mclachlan until retirement

- Walton Beanland on 10-08-2019 01:14:49

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