Homewood (Wellington, N.Z.)

Homewood Residence located at 50 Homewood Avenue, Karori, Wellington, began as a large cottage for Wellington judge Henry Samuel Chapman (1803-1881) in 1847. In 1852 the house passed into the hands of businessman John Johnston (1809-1887), whose son Sir Charles John Johnston (1845-1918) extensively extended it in 1903 under architect Joshua Charlesworth (1860-1925). Charles Johnston renovated it in the Edwardian Scottish baronial style, evident in the tower and repeated use of crenellations (the notches on a rampart). In 1958 the house became the residence of the British High Commissioner. Listed as an Historic Place Category 1 (List Number 1368).

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Reception at Homewood, Karori, Wellington, for visiting members of the air forces, showing group of unidentified men and women
Date: 24 Oct 1959 From: Evening post (Newspaper. 1865-2002) :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post newspaper Ref: EP/1959/3631-F Description: Photograph taken for the Evening Post newspaper of Wellington by an unidentified staff photographer. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Descrip...
Reception for visiting members of the air forces, showing two men and a woman, all unidentified, at Homewood, Karori, Wellington
Date: 24 Oct 1959 From: Evening post (Newspaper. 1865-2002) :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post newspaper Ref: EP/1959/3632-F Description: Photograph taken for the Evening Post newspaper of Wellington by an unidentified staff photographer. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Descrip...
Garden party at Homewood with two unidentified couples in front of trees, Karori, Wellington
Date: 15 Mar 1960 From: Dominion Post (Newspaper): Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers Ref: EP/1960/0904-F Description: Photograph taken for the Evening Post newspaper of Wellington by an unidentified staff photographer. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Descrip...
Garden party at Homewood with five unidentified people in front of trees, Karori, Wellington
Date: 15 Mar 1960 From: Dominion Post (Newspaper): Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers Ref: EP/1960/0903-F Description: Photograph taken for the Evening Post newspaper of Wellington by an unidentified staff photographer. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Descrip...
Garden party at Homewood, Prime Minister Walter Nash with a young girl and an unidentified older man, Karori, Wellington
Date: 15 Mar 1960 From: Dominion Post (Newspaper): Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers Ref: EP/1960/0902-F Description: Photograph taken for the Evening Post newspaper of Wellington by an unidentified staff photographer. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Descrip...
Date: 1925 From: Moore, Robert Percy, 1881-1948 :Panoramic photographs of New Zealand By: Pulley, Charles Francis, 1867-1948 Ref: Pan-2169-F Description: Panoramic view of a native bush and the grounds taken from an upstairs balcony at 'Homewood', Karori. Various trees, some natives, surrounding a sloping law...
Date: 1925 From: Moore, Robert Percy, 1881-1948 :Panoramic photographs of New Zealand By: Pulley, Charles Francis, 1867-1948 Ref: Pan-2172-F Description: Panoramic view looking up across lawns on two levels to a large two-storeyed wooden house. Balconies and crenellations with Scottish baronial and Italianate ...
Homewood open day, Karori
Date: 1980 From: Westra, Ans, 1936-: Photographs Ref: AW-1959 Description: All images taken on an open day in the grounds of Homewood, the residence of the British high commissioner in 1980. Two Māori men, one wearing a homburg hat,...
Homewood open day, Karori
Date: 1980 From: Westra, Ans, 1936-: Photographs Ref: AW-1960 Description: All images taken on an open day in the grounds of Homewood, the residence of the British high commissioner in 1980. A man is whipping up candyfloss in the Cr...
Homewood open day, Karori
Date: 1980 From: Westra, Ans, 1936-: Photographs Ref: AW-1961 Description: All images taken on an open day in the grounds of Homewood, the residence of the British high commissioner in 1980. A man is whipping up candyfloss in the Cr...
Homewood open day, Karori
Date: 1980 From: Westra, Ans, 1936-: Photographs Ref: AW-1962 Description: All images taken on an open day in the grounds of Homewood, the residence of the British high commissioner in 1980. A group of women and children (members of...
Homewood open day, Karori
Date: 1980 From: Westra, Ans, 1936-: Photographs Ref: AW-1963 Description: All images taken on an open day in the grounds of Homewood, the residence of the British high commissioner in 1980. In frame one Sir Harold Smedley is seen t...
Homewood open day, Karori, 1980; and, anti-tour demonstration in Boulcott Street, Wellington (April 1980)
Date: 1980 From: Westra, Ans, 1936-: Photographs Ref: AW-1964 Description: Frames one to six taken on an open day in the grounds of Homewood, the residence of the British high commissioner in 1980. Previous images (AW-1960 to AW-196...
Date: [192-?] From: British High Commission :Photographs of Homewood, Karori, Wellington Ref: PA9-052 Description: Panoramic view of native bush and the grounds of 'Homewood', Karori, Wellington, taken ca 1920s by R P Moore Inscriptions: Photographer's title on negative ...
Date: [193-] By: Thompson, Francis, 1895-1977; Digby, Spencer Harry Gilbee, 1901-1995; Sutherland, Benjamin, 1873-1949 Ref: PA1-q-938 Description: Photograph album comprising images of Homewood, Karori, Wellington, taken ca late 1930s by Frank Thompson of Crown Studios. Includes interior views of the ho...
Garden view at Homewood, Karori, Wellington
Date: 1936 From: Crown Studios Ltd :Negatives and prints Ref: 1/1-038555-F Description: Photograph taken for Mr B Sutherland by Crown Studios of Wellington. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: Cellulosic film negative, ...
Driveway, from near front entrance, Homewood, Karori, Wellington
Date: 1936 From: Crown Studios Ltd :Negatives and prints Ref: 1/1-038510-F Description: Photograph taken for Mr B Sutherland by Crown Studios of Wellington. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: Cellulosic film negative, ...
View of drive and garden, Homewood, Karori, Wellington
Date: 1934 From: Crown Studios Ltd :Negatives and prints Ref: 1/1-038569-F Description: Photograph taken for Mr B Sutherland by Crown Studios of Wellington. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: Cellulosic film negative, ...
Interior view at Homewood, Karori, Wellington
Date: 1934 From: Crown Studios Ltd :Negatives and prints Ref: 1/1-038551-F Description: Photograph taken for Mr B Sutherland by Crown Studios of Wellington. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: Cellulosic film negative, ...
Ben Sutherland's workers at Homewood, Karori, Wellington
Date: 1936 From: Crown Studios Ltd :Negatives and prints By: Sutherland, Benjamin, 1873-1949 Ref: 1/2-195130-F Description: Photograph taken by Crown Studios of Wellington for Mr Ben Sutherland. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physical Description: Cellulosic film negative