Images above: 2019 event 'Talking Books with Jacinda Ardern'; 2021 event 'Stories, Style and Success: An Evening with Karen Walker.'

Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society

The Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society Inc. is a registered charity that owns and operates Katherine Mansfield House & Garden. It was formed by Oroya Day in 1986 to purchase, restore and care for the house and garden at 25 Tinakori Road.

Through Katherine Mansfield House & Garden, the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society runs an annual programme of events and activities. As well as public talks, readings and other events, we offer a range of activities for young people designed to foster creativity, such as our annual Mansfield Short Story Competition for senior secondary school students in the Wellington region, regular school holiday creative writing workshops, and free craft activities for families. We also offer guided tours for small and large groups and welcome school groups for education visits that take an active learning approach. 

You can support the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society by becoming a member. The support of our members is vital to the future of Katherine Mansfield House & Garden. They carry on the commitment of the original Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society members to preserve the built heritage of Aotearoa New Zealand and celebrate the legacy of an extraordinary woman and writer.

Find out about becoming a member of the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society or making a donation or bequest. Help us to keep the legacy of Katherine Mansfield alive and ensure that Katherine Mansfield House & Garden remains a place of education, creativity and enjoyment for years to come. 

The Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society is led by a Board who generously volunteer their time, skills and knowledge. 2024 Chair and President: Alexander McKinnon; Deputy: Victoria Spackman; Treasurer: Graeme Kershaw; Members: Michael Kelly, Judith Langridge, John Rogers, Victoria Spackman, Lynette Townsend.