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Photograph of `The Cottage`, home of Sir Donald MacLean, New Zealand and Kilmoluaig, 2004

Colour photograph of `The Cottage`, home of Sir Donald MacLean at Maraekakako, near Napier, New Zealand that was built in the 1860s to replace his former house `Doonside` that was destroyed by fire (see photo M198). Donald MacLean emigrated from Kilmoluaig to New Zealand in 1838, estabilishing a farm at Maraekakako and eventually becoming Minister for Native Affairs and Minister of Defense (see book 2009.84.3 “The best man who ever served the crown?”). The photograph was taken in 2004/5 by Alan Scarfe who included it in his MA History thesis about Douglas MacLean (son of Sir Donald) for Massey University.