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"Okains Bay Museum (3): Slab Stables and Workshops" Top 5 Page for this destination Akaroa Off The Beaten Path Tip by Kakapo2

Akaroa Off The Beaten Path: 36 reviews and 87 photos

  A look into the saddlery.
by Kakapo2
  • A look into the saddlery. - Akaroa
      A look into the saddlery.
    by Kakapo2
  • Blacksmith' shop with an incredible lot of tools. - Akaroa
      Blacksmith' shop with an incredible lot of tools.
    by Kakapo2

Those stables were built by a guy named Johnnie Moore in 1871. The homestead of this early settler family had been built by pit-sawn totara, and the remaining totara were used for the construction of the stables. They had been in continuous use until they were donated to the Museum by Johnnie Moore’s descendant George Moore.

On the walls you can see the awards the family won at A & P shows, dating back to 1922.

The shells of the stables are still in very good condition. However, not everything is original. The roof shingles have been replaced, and the floor could not be shifted to Okains Bay. Originally the stables’ floor was made of flat stones, taken from the nearby river. This was replaced by red rocks from Laverick’s Bay. This bay is located between Okains Bay and LeBons Bay.

My photos provide a look into a saddlery and a blacksmith's shop.

General info about the Museum in the introduction tip.

Directions in the tip about the township.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 25, 2008
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