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By Josh Burton, November 19, 2012
Lord Freyberg Statue Marker
1New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland CBD — Lord Freyberg Statue
Lord Freyberg V.C., G.C.M.G., K.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O. 1889 – 1963 Commander of the Second New Zealand Division 1939 – 1945 Governor-General of New Zealand 1946 – 1952 This memorial has been donated by returned servicemen to . . . Map (db m83526) HM
2New Zealand, Otago (Queenstown-Lakes District), Arrowtown — Invited but UnwelcomeThe harsh reality of goldfield life
Physical and emotional challenges extended beyond the search for gold. After Guangdong's near tropical climate, the newcomers would have been shocked by by Otago's brutally cold winters and made anxious by local hostility towards them. A . . . Map (db m184767) HM
3New Zealand, Otago (Queenstown-Lakes District), Arrowtown — Welcome to the Arrowtown Chinese Settlementand the story of a remarkable people
From the late 1860s to the 1880s this was one of many camps and settlements established by Chinese gold seekers in Otago-Southland. By the turn of the century, however, most had been abandoned, their simple dwellings left to decay. Today the . . . Map (db m184758) HM
4New Zealand, Southland (Southland District), The Key — Te Wahipounamu — South West New Zealand World Heritage AreaA natural treasure of world significance
South West New Zealand is one of the great wilderness areas of the Southern Hemisphere. It is an area where snow-capped mountains, rivers of ice, deep lakes, unbroken forests and tussock grasslands produce a landscape of exceptional beauty. In this . . . Map (db m185281) HM
5New Zealand, West Coast (Buller District), Cape Foulwind — Guiding Light
During the busy shipping era of the gold rushes, Cape Foulwind had no lighthouse. It was much later that a timber lighthouse was built. First lit in 1876, its beacon guided vessels to the Buller for half a century before being replaced by the . . . Map (db m184821) HM
6New Zealand, West Coast (Buller District), Karamea — The History of the Karamea Estuary
For hundreds of years Karamea Estuary has been a home, a source of food and materials, and a link to the outside world. Early Māori used the estuary as a summer camp along the pounamu (greenstone) trading route from AD 1500. Large shell middens . . . Map (db m184838) HM
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7New Zealand, West Coast (Westland District), Ōkārito — Frontier Building … Legendary Man
The timber-framed, weatherboard-clad building now known as Donovan's Store was built during the time of the first West Coast gold rush in the 1860s. Trading initially as the Club Hotel, it survives as the oldest building of its kind on the West . . . Map (db m184814) HM
8New Zealand, West Coast (Westland District), Franz Josef / Waiau — Peter's PoolReflections of the past
1878 18,000 years ago the Franz Josef Glacier / Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere extended 10km past the current coastline — meaning the spot where you are now standing was once covered by ice hundreds of metres thick! Evidence of this is dotted . . . Map (db m185280) HM
9New Zealand, West Coast (Westland District), Haast — Welcome to Ship CreekNau mai, haere mai, tauti mai ki Tauparikaka
This is a powerful place where land meets sea, where nature's forces collide creating landforms shaped by ice, river and ocean. The Tasman's heaving surf continues to mould beaches and dunes, constantly wrestling with river mouths and tossing their . . . Map (db m185655) HM
10New Zealand, West Coast (Westland District), Jackson Bay — Jackson's Bay
Four hundred settlers from many countries landed in this bay to found a special settlement which endured from 1875 to 1878Map (db m184805) HM
 
 
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Oct. 7, 2022