Tag: Ewelme Cottage

“Echoes of World War I resonate at Ewelme” Heritage New Zealand Media Release

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A photo of Walter Ruddock who was killed on the Western Front in 1917, and a canvas bag that no family ever wanted to receive – the means by which a fallen soldier’s personal effects were returned to his family. (Source Heritage New Zealand)

“Three of the grandsons of Rev Vicesimus Lush – the man who built Ewelme in 1863-64 – fought overseas, though only one returned home,” says Cheryl Laurie, the Manager of Ewelme Cottage.

The Heritage New Zealand property will host a mini-exhibition entitled Grandsons at War, featuring items associated with the Lush family and their involvement in fighting overseas during the war that was meant to end all wars.

Grandsons at War will take place at Ewelme Cottage from April 5 to June 28 on Sundays only. Admission - $8.50 per adult; children and Heritage New Zealand members free.


“Auckland Passport – on sale now” NZHPT Media Release (7th December 2013)

NZHPT logo-NewThe Historic Auckland Passport – a concession ticket that gives reduced entry to the NZ Historic Places Trust’s three main properties in Auckland – is on sale now at Highwic, Alberton and Ewelme Cottage.

“People can enjoy the colonial splendour of Alberton, the lavish wealth of Highwic and the charm of Ewelme Cottage for just $18 per adult, with children at school free. That’s tremendous value,” says the NZHPT’s Northern Heritage Destinations Manager Natalie McCondach.

The Media Release is as follows: