The New Zealand Wars: A History of the Maori Campaigns and the Pioneering Period: Volume I (1845–64)
From an oil-painting by C. D. Barraud] — An Early Colonial Home
From an oil-painting by C. D. Barraud]
An Early Colonial Home
Judge H. S. Chapman's residence, “Homewood,” Karori, Wellington, in 1849. The site of this pioneer dwelling, in the rata and rimu forest, is now the heart of the suburban Township of Karori. The Hon. F. R. Chapman, son of the first Judge of the Southern District of New Zealand, was born in “Homewood.” The place was temporarily abandoned during the war of 1846.