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Mount Victoria

Centennial Memorial

Edward Gibbon Wakefield (London 1796 - Wellington 1862)
colonizer of New Zealand (Wikipedia)

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (Dublin 1769 - Walmer Castle 1852)
name-giver of Wellington (Wikipedia)

artist unknown

Wellington /  Centennial Memorial   Wellington /  Centennial Memorial


Two bronze busts on both sides of a concrete column, carrying the roof of the lookout on top of Mount Victoria.

Wellington - Centennial Memorial
Wellington - Centennial Memorial

Information Sign

This Lookout was erected as a Centennial
Memorial. September 1939.

It Commemorates the founding of the
City by Settlers organised by the
New Zealand Company.

The first Actors in the Drama arrived
in Wellington Harbour in the "Tory" from
England on September 20, 1839.

Edward Gibbon Wakefield was the moving
spirit behind the Organisation.

The City took the name of Wellington
from the Great Duke who assisted the
passage of Wakefields Australian
Colony Legislation through the English

The granite wall of the lookout is
the gift of the London County Council
and formed part of the Waterloo Bridge
London which was opened by the Duke
of Wellington in 1817 and demolished
in 1938.-


Edward Gibbon Wakefield: Wikipedia.
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington: Wikipedia.

Wellington - Centennial Memorial


Sources & Information


Locatie (S 41°17'42" - E 174°47'53") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: nz019; Photograph: 13 February 2008
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