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Jackson Bay in Westland District, West Coast, New Zealand — Southwestern Pacific Ocean
 

Jackson's Bay

 
 
Jackson's Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Thomas P. Martin, February 11, 2015
1. Jackson's Bay Marker
Inscription.  Four hundred settlers from many countries landed in this bay to found a special settlement which endured from 1875 to 1878
 
Erected by New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
 
Location. 43° 58.343′ S, 168° 36.844′ E. Marker is in Jackson Bay, West Coast, in Westland District. Marker is at the intersection of Haast-Jackson Bay Road and Pier Street, on the left when traveling south on Haast-Jackson Bay Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson Bay, West Coast 7886, New Zealand. Touch for directions.
 
Also see . . .  Jackson's Bay — Its Past and Present. By C.H. Gordon in The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Jan. 1, 1938, reposted by the New Zealand Electronic Text Collection. (Submitted on October 28, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
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Jackson's Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Thomas P. Martin, February 11, 2015
2. Jackson's Bay Marker
Grave of Claude Morton Olliver image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Thomas P. Martin, February 11, 2015
3. Grave of Claude Morton Olliver
Located next to the boulder, it is the earliest recorded European gravesite on New Zealand's West Coast. Olliver (who died on August 27, 1862) was among a few visitors to the remote area, often arriving in passing whaling ships, prior to the short-lived settlement.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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