Clendon House, Rawene

-         Explore the house of James Reddy Clendon, trader, witness to the Treaty of Waitangi and New Zealandís first US Consul.

-         Experience the many historic treasures of the Clendon family, beautifully preserved and presented.  

This 1860s house was built in Rawene as the final home of one of New Zealandís earliest traders and ship owners. James Reddy Clendon was a witness to the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, a member of the first Legislative Council from 1841-44 and a magistrate from 1850. His second wife Jane, daughter of Dennis Cochrane and Takotowai Te Whata of Hokianga was widowed in 1872. Despite her husbandís debts, she managed to keep family and possessions together until her death in 1919. The house and contents were purchased from the family in 1972. 

Photo:  Clendon House

Clendon House, Clendon Esplanade, Rawene. Open 1 Nov to 30 Apr: Sat, Sun, Mon 10-4 (closed 25 Dec); 1 May to 31 Oct: closed.

© Wairere Boulders


Chapel at Mangungu

Wairere Boulders

Buildings over Water

Horses in dunes

Hokianga Shoreline

Sand Dunes