Topic: White Cliffs Monument
Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth
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
BAMBER GASCOIGNE AGED 38 YEARS
ANNIE " " 27 "
LAWRA " " 5 "
CECIL JOHN " " 3 "
LOUISA ANNIE " " 1 "
JOHN MILNE AGED 40 YEARS
EDWARD RICHARDS 35 "
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
HE BEING DEAD YET SPEAKETH
1. Taranaki Herald, 17 April 1869
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
(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