Bronze statue on a granite pedestal. On the four sides of the pedestal are bronze plates with scenes and one with text, that on the front side:
On the sides panels with
- Allegorical representation of telephone (left), railways (center) and electricity (right)
- The signing of the Treaty of Waitangi on 6 February 1840 by William Hobson and a Maori chief. The Treaty established a British Governor of New Zealand, recognised Maori ownership of their lands and other properties, and gave the Maori the rights of British subjects.
- Allegorical representation of the free arts: painting, poetry and music.
A. DRURY. a.r.a. / sculptor. / london.
singers founders / frome england.
- Alfred Drury (Islington, London 1859 - 1944),
British architectural sculptor
Sources & Information
Locatie (S 41°17'42" - E 174°46'59") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: nz023; Photograph: 11 February 2008
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