Macmillan Brown Library - Te Puna Rakahau o Macmillan Brown, University of Canterbury, reference: UC/MBL/0782
Artist: Acland Family
Date of work: c.1880
Collection: Macmillan Brown Library Sub Collection
Media: Watercolour on paper
Brief description: Landscape, Holnicote House, Mt Peel homestead and gardens.
Additional Information: JBA Acland wrote in his journal in 1856 ‘I hope, if I live, to do my share to reproduce England in this southern hemisphere’. Accordingly Holnicote, the station homestead at Mt Peel, was designed in England, and later planted with a very English garden. The bricks and timber for the house however, were all produced on the station. Construction began in 1865, and the house was built by Ben Ede of Ashburton along with John Fitzgerald of Arowhenua.