What a wonderous week it has been! The welcome of Jay, preparation of the Hatherley spaces for the impending building site discombobulation, opening of the vicarage for people to say their farewells and share precious memories, and the blessing of the grounds in preparation for what is to come… read more
Mary Oliver was employed as cook at Brookland Estates by Capt. Henry King. She is credited with making the first cheese in Taranaki and exporting the first barrel of salted butter. Married Patrick McKoy an Omata settler and Tikorangi farmer.