Clendon House

* Visit the house of James Reddy Clendon, adventurer, trader and entrepreneur.
* Explore the pretty harbour town of Rawene.

James Reddy Clendon - a trader, witness to the Treaty of Waitangi and New Zealand's first US Consul - built this house in Rawene in the 1860s. Clendon made and lost several fortunes, and when he died in 1872 he left his young second wife, Jane, with huge debts. Jane, daughter of Dennis Cochrane and Takatowai Te Whata, managed to trade her way out of the mire and keep family and possessions together until her death in 1919.
Rawene wears her history well and is a town worth strolling through. The vehicle ferry that crosses the Hokianga every half hour leaves from the bottom of town. Kohukohu, one the other side of the harbour, is another endearing, typically Hokianga village.

Contact: Lindsay Charman
Address: Clendon House 14 Parnell Street
Rawene 0473
New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 405 7874
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