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Janet Frame House

Janet Frame House


56 Eden St, Oamaru


03 434 1656

Visit the house where one of New Zealand's best loved and most distinguished writers lived. Janet Frame spent 1931-1943 in this Oamaru house, and incorporated it into her first novel 'Owls Do Cry'.

Lectures and creative writing workshops are held in the house. Please contact Oamaru i-SITE 03 434 1656 for more information.

"I wanted an imagination that would inhabit a world of fact, descend like a shining light upon the ordinary life of Eden Street ... I wanted the light to shine upon the pigeons of Glen Street, the plum trees in our garden, the two japonica bushes ... our pine plantations and gully, our summer house, our lives, and our home, the world of Oamaru, the kingdom by the sea."
- To The Is-Land, Janet Frame

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