Est. 1881. Historic Places Category 2. Boat-builder Joseph Brain built this Victorian kauri villa for his family who occupied it for 98 years. Their daughter Elva was a crack shot and lived in the house her whole life. Open to the public each Sunday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm or by booking on (07) 578 1835. Admission $5 (children free). The historic garden is free to wander at any time.
Map No. 3.
233 Cameron Road (cnr Elizabeth St & Cameron Rd (west),
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Rare Victorian era home on view. Weekend Sun by Rosalie Liddle Crawford interviewing Debbie McCauley, historian and Ben Pick from Heritage New Zealand | Pouhere Taonga.
Brain Watkins House.Tauranga Historical Society.