|Maungawhare, Otumoetai, c 1910s|
Image courtesy of Tauranga City Library, Ref. 03-385
|Tennis party at Maungawhare, Otumoetai, the residence of Mr & Mrs W.J. Baigent, circa 1910|
Image courtesy of Tauranga City Library, Ref. 99-607
|Pony and trap at Maungawhare, Otumoetai, c 1910s|
Image courtesy of Tauranga City Library, Ref. 03-435
Henry Brabant chaired the Tauranga Horticultural Society and his interest in trees can be seen in the magnificent plantings in the garden. Some trees are mentioned in SW Burstall’s Great Trees of New Zealand and it is believed that the taller ones were used as navigation aids for ships entering the harbour. There have been several owners of Maungawhare with the present family owning the property since 1939.