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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