Historic Homes Tour Guide – Mr John Vickers

 

John is a fifth generation New Zealander with a lifetime interest in New Zealand Heritage.

 

A childhood spent in a large district homestead, and being familiar with all the other homes on the tour, gives John a broad knowledge of their history, design aspects and place in New Zealand's development.

 

Restoring a "Chapman-Taylor Courtyard" house with his wife Sarah, as a home for their three children, Woodleigh reveals the interesting philosophy of the Arts and Craft movement.

 

His experience in Local Government, including a term as District Mayor, gives him further insight into the interesting Rangitikei District.