Historical information

"Otira" was built in 1887 for Mr. Henry Berry, owner of a large wholesale grocery business. In 1923, the property was acquired by the Methodist Church for use as a home mission training college. Rev. A.W. Pederick was General Superintendent of Home Missions 1946 - 1962.

Physical description

B & W photograph of a group of men standing on the front steps of the Otira Methodist Home Missionary Training College.

Inscriptions & markings

Nine men named: L. Mills, J. McOrist, Rev A.W. Pederick, A. Saunders, O. Blake, N. Graaff, V. Cripps, C. Chilcott