Topic: 61A Tennyson Street, Christchurch

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The former Camelot Settlement workers’ dwelling at 61A Tennyson Street was built under the terms of the Liberal Governments Workers’ Dwellings Act of 1905, a scheme established to provide low-cost, good quality houses.

The houses that were built passed fairly quickly into private ownership as the Reform Government privatised the workers’ dwellings and used the 1906 State Advances Act to encourage home ownership over rental housing.

This was the case with 61A Tennyson Street, which was purchased by Thomas William Tomlinson, carpenter, in 1926. Tomlinson married Rhoda Morgan in 1905 and lived at the property from 1908. The Tomlinsons retained ownership of the property until Rhoda’s death in 1952, Thomas having died a year earlier.

The dwelling sustained substantial damage in the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquake

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61A Tennyson Street, Christchurch


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