Mangonui Penney Cottage
The Penney Cottage is a Grade I listed home from New Zealand's early Victorian colonial days. In addition to the living room, it has two bedrooms and an outbuilding. The house, built around 1856, is located at 16 Beach Road, Mangonui , on the south-eastern edge of Doubtless Bay in the Far North District in the Northland region on the North Island of New Zealand .
The builder Edward Penney came to Mangonui in 1848 as a police officer. Penney Cottage in Mill Bay Mangonuis then belonged to the Penney family for more than 80 years. That is a long time given the great mobility of the population in Australia-New Zealand. Today members of the Penney family live as farmers further south in Northland. In the past, the entire area up to the trees visible above belonged to the cottage. The property was later subdivided and the parcels were sold on.
It is currently used as a vacation home until new owners decide on its use.
The Penney Cottage in Mangonui was registered on September 5, 1984 by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust under number 3895 as "Historic Place Category II".
The Penney Cottage r. below, view from Mill Bay
Mangonui seen from Rangikapiti Pa with Penney Cottage half right
- Mangonui Heritage Trail on the website doubtlessbay.co.nz, accessed February 4, 2013.
- New Zealand Historic Trust website on Penney Cottage Cultural Monument , accessed February 4, 2013.