Wakelin, George, 1824-1907

Came to New Zealand from Coventry in 1854. Lived with his wife and five children at "Rose Cottage", Moroa, Wairarapa. Worked as a farmer, builder, joiner and cabinet maker, and in his later years spent time carving statues and busts.(Information from "Memories of South Wairarapa by Coralie A Price, 1981, page 219-221(q993.1 Mem); Hogg Scrapbooks Vol 6, p 34-35; and ATL Biographies Index 1975, vol 4, p 123-124)

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Wooden sculptures, carved by George Wakelin, in the garden of "Rose Cottage", Moroa, Wairarapa
Ref: 1/2-135973-F Description: Wooden statues carved by George Wakelin stand in the garden outside "Rose Cottage in Moroa, Wairarapa. There is a dog and three busts in view. Quantity: 1 ...
Garden filled with carved figures and busts at "Rose Cottage", Moroa, near Greytown.
Date: Circa 1924 Ref: APG-1278-1/2-G Description: View of the garden of "Rose Cottage" on what is now known as Moroa Road, Greytown. The original owner, George Wakelin (1824-1907), carved many statues of ani...
Front view of "Rose Cottage", Moroa, near Greytown, with a statue of an ancient warrior standing on a pedestal in front of the house.
Date: Circa 1924 Ref: APG-1279-1/2-G Description: View of the front of "Rose Cottage" on what is now known as Moroa Road, Greytown. The original owner, George Wakelin (1824-1907), carved many statues of anim...