Story: Anniversaries

Memorial fountain at Kaiteriteri

Memorial fountain at Kaiteriteri

Pat Rowling draws water from a memorial fountain that marks the place where his ancestor Thomas Rowling had landed from Arthur Wakefield's ship and drew water on 9 October 1841. The memorial was erected exactly a hundred years later, on 9 October 1941, as part of Nelson's provincial centennial celebrations. The re-enactment, in November 1962, was part of a Rowling family reunion, which included future prime minister Bill Rowling.

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Jock Phillips, 'Anniversaries - Provincial centenaries, 1941 to 1960', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 20 Jun 2012