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Vallance Cottage - Open Day and Markets.

Location: Samson Street, Alexandra.
Region: Alexandra
Dates: Sat, 8 February 2020 @ 10am - 2pm.

  • Vallance Cottage - Open Day and Markets.

Open Day and Markets at Vallance Cottage, Samson Street, Alexandra.

View the cottage and wander around the Alexandra Summer Market set in amongst this beautiful reserve space and community orchard.

The Vallance cottage was built in the late 1880s by William Vallance, a shepherd-gold miner from Scotland. William Vallance was born in New Cumnock, Ayshire in 1864. He came to New Zealand in 1888 on the Tainui arriving in Dunedin. He wasted no time in setting out for Central Otago with a mate, settling first at Bald Hill Flat, now Fruitlands 12 miles from Alexandra. Jean Hyland was born in Dunedin, they were married on the 5 May 1897 at the Falconers Hotel, Bald Hill. She was 21 he was 31. They raised eight children in the small 2 roomed cottage that William built out of hand made mud bricks.


Samson Street, Alexandra.