Kōrero: Rock, limestone and clay

Monument to Nelson’s settlers

Monument to Nelson’s settlers

This plaque dedicated to Nelson’s first European settlers was carved in 1942 by Christchurch sculptor William Trethewey, whose parents were Cornish. He used Tākaka marble – a very hard rock – and he described it as the most difficult piece he had to carve.

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Photograph by Jock Phillips

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Rock, limestone and clay - Cement, marble and dolomite', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5234/monument-to-nelsons-settlers (accessed 23 April 2024)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006