Ngaio Marsh House and Heritage Trust

Ngaio Marsh House and Heritage Trust

Help us keep Ngaio Marsh House open to the public and preserve this precious cultural heritage of New Zealand for future generations.

Canterbury

Dame Ngaio Marsh is New Zealand's own Queen of Crime fiction. She was an internationally acclaimed author, theatre director and artist. Ngaio Marsh wrote most of her books in her house in Christchurch, where she lived for 72 years.

Ngaio's house is preserved as a museum, it remains much as she lived in it. It is a Category 1 historic place and the garden is a registered heritage garden. Our aim is to open the house to everyone so they can come see this important building and hear more about a New Zealander who was well ahead of her time.

The house is more than 100 years old. While we have fundraised to carry out significant works, the house continues to need major work, such as restoration of windows, repairing of parts of the roof, improving the driveway, and stabilising retaining walls.

We are a very small, entirely voluntary-run trust who need support if we are to maintain this property and keep it open to the public.

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Ngaio Marsh House and Heritage Trust Inc was established in 1992 to preserve and maintain Marton Cottage, the home of the late Dame Ngaio Marsh.

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Naomi Bloom
Naomi Bloom on 31 Mar 2024
Greetings from Florida in the USA. I'm returning to NZ later this year, and I will be making my 2nd "pilgrimage" to Ngaio Marsh House. She's the reason that Christchurch is again on my NZ itinerary. Once I know exactly when I'll be in Christchurch, I'll apply for a tour. Thank you for all you are doing to preserve the legacy of a truly memorable mystery writer of the Golden Age.
$300
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Thanks for your generosity. It's wonderful to hear about your upcoming pilgrimage to Ngaio Marsh House! It's a testament to the enduring legacy of Ngaio Marsh and her contributions to the world of mystery writing. Safe travels and enjoy your tour when the time comes! Thanks, Anzeel

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Steve
Steve on 30 Mar 2024
Please thank Bruce Harding for his time and kind gift
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Thank you, Bruce for your generosity. It keeps up motivating to work for our cause!!

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Jamarah
Jamarah on 19 Dec 2023
Cheers from the States! Thank you for stewarding her little corner of the world.
$100
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Thank you for your donation this month as well. Your donation is a huge help for our mission. -Anzeel

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Matthew
Matthew on 06 Dec 2023
$50
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Hi Matthew, thank you for your generous donation. This means alot to us and our mission. Cheers, Anzeel

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Paul
Paul on 26 Nov 2023
$150
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Hi Paul, Your contribution goes a long way in helping us achieve our goals. We are truly grateful for your kindness and belief in our mission. Thank you so much. -Anzeel

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