Maori House

By 1891 William Hillier Onslow, fourth Earl of Onslow (1853-1911) was approaching the end of his term as Governor of New Zealand and on the look out for a souvenir of the country to take back to his family estate at Clandon Park. Hinemihi was chosen as meeting houses can easily be dismantled and transported elsewhere. A sum of £50 was agreed upon by Mika Aporo, son of Chief Aporo, to purchase Hinemihi.