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Back veranda steps

Maison Célières : Back veranda steps

Marie Célières and her eldest daughter pose on the steps leading to the back veranda.

Renée, who was born in 1906 and died in 1995, was one of Noumea’s best-known figures. She never married and spent nearly her whole life in the family home. In the 1980s, she moved to a smaller house, just across the street...

The brick steps and cement tiles of the back steps now form part of the veranda flooring. The railing was removed during restoration work on the house to provide easy access to disabled visitors.

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Texts and illustrations: Association Témoignage d’un Passé © 2016