A Woman's Wealth & Generosity - Talk, Tour & Afternoon Tea
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Mrs Emily Phillips had an extraordinary life, from being born into the fringes of Victorian London's slums ... to a career and life spent in service as a Housekeeper to one of the wealthiest men in Edwardian New Zealand ... to a retirement coming into extreme wealth of her own!
Built in 1913 - Te Kiteroa was built by Mrs Phillips' aged in her 70's after being left the equivalent of a fortune in the will of her long time employer Mr Allan Mclean. But Mrs Phillips was no elderly recluse in her retirement, she lavished her wealth, time and generosity on the Waimate community.
Join us for an intimate gathering as we share this incredible woman's legacy that has been finally uncovered after 100 years since her death in 1921. This is a celebration and commemoration of the kindness and generosity Mrs Phillips showed towards the Waimate community as we share evidence of her far reaching impact throughout the district (and the barriers to both class and gender she shattered along the way!)
We are thrilled to be offering a series of intimate talks sharing the fascinating history and stories from Te Kiteroa as part of our HERITAGE WEEK celebrations & commemoration of Mrs Emily Phillips (1837 - 1921) who built Te Kiteroa in 1913
Thursday 27th May from 2-4pm
Tickets are pre-booked online (payment either online or cash on the door). If you choose to pay by cash on the door please contact us via email after making your booking with your booking reference number.
To allow for the best experience possible tickets are strictly limited to an intimate group, maximum 10 people.
No door sales.
Ticket price: $30 per person
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Your ticket includes: Admission, Presentation & Talk, Afternoon tea with scones, Private House Tour