Topic: L.S.Mackie Memorial Gates - 1955

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Otakeho Cemetery, SH 45 (Surf Highway), Otakeho

Mackie Memorial Gates

Gates to the Otakeho Cemetery with memorial plaque to Leslie S Mackie


White marble plaque inscribed -

To The Memory


A Respected



L.S. Mackie

The gates were presented by former Otakeho residents, William and Jane Corkill in 1955 as a memorial to Leslie Mackie 

Leslie Stuart Mackie (1884 - 1943) was manager of the T L Joll Co-operative's Otakeho dairy factory, a well-respected naturalist and dedicated wood-carver. His Maori-styled decorated bed-ends, reported to have taken 1200 hours to produce, were exhibited in the UK's Wembley Exhibition in 1924. He also carved a model waka (canoe) - 700 hours to produce. Both are held by Puke Ariki along with other items.See Web links below.

Mackie was also secretary of the Otakeho school committee, the cemetery board and the Anglican church. (See Documents below)

He married Violet Mary Hone (1888-1968) of Patea  in 1907.


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L.S.Mackie Memorial Gates - 1955

L.S.Mackie Memorial Gates - 1955 by Ron is Copyright Act 1994