Flock House, NZ

 These photos were taken in 2015.

Flock House, near Bulls, in the Manawatu, was founded in 1924.

It was first used to accommodate and train the sons of British Naval personnel who died during World War I.

In 1947, the school was opened to New Zealand boys aged between 14 and 18 years who wanted to gain an education in farming.https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/business/commercial-property/6796032/Flock-House-has-huge-potential

Below are links with some history of the place.

The property (as I understand it) has been 'returned' to the Maori people and sits along with many other properties dotting the countryside--mostly schools that have closed-- that are returned and sit derelict.


Terra said...

That sounds sad to me that the building is now empty and neglected.

Nowe Przygody z drutami said...

Full of memories house,thank for the pictures,greetings from anna

kiwimeskreations said...

So sorry to see the state this once proud site has now fallen into... there are many men I know who proudly say they learnt a lot of their farming skills there. What a loss
Wonderful photos Betty, and thanks for sharing
Stay safe

gz said...

There must be a history as to why some of those buildings returned are left as they stand. You get the feeling sometimes that it isn't just can't be bothered.

Marja said...

A shame that the building is empty Nice photos

Nicole/Frau Frieda said...

What a wonderful history building. And it is still empty? So sad!

Pam's English Garden said...

Love your blog, Betty. Makes me want to visit NZ. P.x

Iris Flavia said...

Love your "About Me"-story!
Hubby and I (sadly both Germans) got married in Perth, Australia, and it was a different one that I witnessed with friends/Bro marrying.

Yes, you have some history, too, in NZ...