Topic: Pukekura Park Boat Landing & Steps (1917)

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Pukekura Park Boat Landing and Steps 2020

2020 View: By Hamish Crimp

At the March 1917 meeting of the Pukekura Park Board, it was reported that the boat landing in front of the band rotunda, comprising a set of timber steps, was in a very bad state, with it being decided that the secretary was to obtain an estimate for their replacement in concrete.

The following month, plans were submitted to the Board by architect Frank Messenger for the construction of concrete steps costing £25, with Messenger given approval to proceed with construction in May. However, it seems construction was delayed over winter, it not being until the November 1917 Board meeting that mention was made of contractors actually constructing the steps.

At the same time as constructing the steps, contractors were also engaged in constructing the present Hatchery Lawn waterfall, also designed by Frank Messenger, and which replaced an earlier waterfall in the same location.

References: Taranaki Daily News, 8 March 1917, page 4; Taranaki Herald, 9 May 1917, page 2; Taranaki Herald, 29 November 1917, page 2

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Pukekura Park Boat Landing & Steps (1917)

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