Topic: White Cliffs Monument

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Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth

 

  White Cliffs Monument

 

White Cliffs Monument, Te Henui Cemetery

 

(Erected 1871?. Tenders called TH 19 Nov 1870. Lettering on front (north) and left (east) face - badly eroded and almost indecipherable - April 2006)



  

Front (North) Panel

 

ERECTED BY VOLUNTARY

CONTRIBUTIONS IN MEMORY OF

EIGHT PERSONS WHO WERE

MASSACRED BY REBEL NATIVES

AT THE WHITE CLIFFS ON THE

13TH FEB 1869

 

 

Left Panel

                                                               BAMBER GASCOIGNE  AGED 38 YEARS

                                                               ANNIE                    "                    "         27      "

                                                               LAWRA                   "                   "           5       "

                                                              CECIL JOHN          "                   "           3       "

                                                              LOUISA ANNIE     "                   "           1        "  

 

                                                                                                        Rear Panel

 

             JOHN MILNE     AGED 40 YEARS

      EDWARD RICHARDS    35        "

 

 

Right Panel

 

REVND JOHN WHITELEY

MISSIONARY TO THE MAORIES

AMONGST WHOM HE LABOURED

WITH UNTIRING ACTIVITY AND

ZEAL FOR (A PERIOD OF) 37 YEARS.

 TRUE FRIEND OF BOTH RACES

AGED 62

 

HE BEING DEAD YET SPEAKETH

 

 

1. Taranaki Herald, 17 April 1869

 

 IN MEMORIAM

A GENERAL DESIRE having been expressed that a MEMORIAL STONE or MONUMENT should be erected in the Cemetery, in memory of the late Rev JOHN WHITELEY and others, who were cruelly murdered by the Maoris on the 13th of February, 1869, the Committee appointed at a Meeting convened for the purpose, hereby notify that subscriptions from all persons desirous of contributing to the above object will be received by Messrs. B.C. Lawrence, J. Gilmour, R.M. Honywill, W. R. King, D. Callaghan, J. Veale, E.J. Cudd, W. M. Burton, G. Young, Mrs Hood, Mrs Ford, at the Egmont Mills, and at the Office of the Native Commissioner: and in other parts of New Zealand and Australia by the resident Wesleyan Ministers, or by persons appointed by them by public notice.

 W. J. Watkin

Resident Wesleyan Minister

Chairman of the Committee

 

W. M. Burton

Secretary and Treasurer of Committee

 

 2. Taranaki Herald, Sat Feb 12th 1870

 

White Cliff Massacre Memorial Fund

 THE COLLECTORS for the above object who have not sent in the amounts respectively received by them, are requested to do so during the insuing [sic] week, in order to enable the Committee to carry out the intentions of the Contributors

    W.M. Burton

       Hon. Sec.

      W.C.M.M.Fund

 (Plus editorial comment drawing attention to the advert.)

  

3. Taranaki Herald 19 and 23 October 1870

 TO MASONS &c

 THE COMMITTEE of the White Cliff Massacre Memorial Fund invite TENDERS for the ERECTION of a MONUMENT to the memory of the Rev. John Whiteley and others.

Particulars may be obtained on application to Mr Northcroft, and Tenders must be delivered to the undersigned by noon of THURSDAY, the 24th inst.

N.B. - The Committee do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any Tender.

W.M. Burton, Hon Sec.

November 18, 1870

 

 

 

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