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First of its Kind
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Description:
Locations with plaques describing the FIRST occurrence of a Person/Group or Place/Location or Thing/Event.
Expanded Description:

This category is dedicated to the FIRST recorded occurrence as defined below:

  • First Person or Group - as in "First Woman Astronaut" or "First NFL Team to win the Superbowl"
  • First Place or Location - as in "First Telephone Exchange in the British Empire" or "First Gold Mine in the Yukon"
  • First Item or Event - as in "First Diesel Locomotive" or "First Hanging in the USA"

Instructions for Posting a First of its Kind Waymark:

Please provide coordinates that you took when visiting the site, as well as an image taken at the site. The coordinates must match the actual location of the FIRST. Providing an image of the FIRST makes for a more interesting listing, however if only a plaque exists it is still acceptable.

There must be a plaque or similar signage at the site that confirms the FIRST, and an image of the plaque should also be supplied with listing submission. All plaques MUST have the word "FIRST" or "1st" (suitable synonyms like "Oldest" or "Original" are acceptable) in the text on them to qualify, as related to the FIRST. Plaques may be metal, carved stone, wooden or similar physical material. However, brochures and fliers, or images taken from online sources are NOT sufficient. Visitors must be able to learn about the FIRST by reading a plaque at the listed coordinates by being able to walk up to it and read it for themselves to learn that the location is the "FIRST of its kind".

The word "OLDEST" can only be a substitute for the word "FIRST". "The OLDEST Masonic Lodge" is acceptable but not as in "The OLDEST man to swim the English Channel".

Naming your Waymark Listing: You may name your Waymark Listing anything you like within reason but it should provide some indication of the nature of the site. Consider adding a descriptive tag at the beginning of the name to further assist Waymarking participants to locate the Waymark.

As a guideline, the following is a suggested naming scheme for listings in this category: FIRST - Solar Powered Flashlight Invented

While you are free to create your own Waymark Listing name, using the suggested style may help people when they visit multiple Waymark locations.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

As a suggestion for your visit log, please make every effort to supply a brief-to-detailed note about your experience at the Waymark. If possible also include an image that was taken when you visited the Waymark. Images can be of yourself, a personal Waymarking signature item or just one of general interest that would be of value to others. Sharing your experience helps promote Waymarking and provides a dynamic history of your adventures.

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Image for FIRST — Settler of Queenstown— Queenstown, New Zealandview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST — Settler of Queenstown— Queenstown, New Zealand

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William Gilbert Rees, with is family, were the first Europeans to settle in the Queenstown area. From all accounts he was a well liked individual and is well remembered in this community.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 1/20/2010

last visited: 4/8/2013

Image for FIRST — Permanently marked out disc (frisbee) golf course in New Zealand — Queenstown, New Zealandview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST — Permanently marked out disc (frisbee) golf course in New Zealand — Queenstown, New Zealand

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In 1996 the Queenstown Gardens Disc Golf Course became the first permanently marked out course in New Zealand.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 1/23/2010

last visited: 2/2/2015

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First of its KindFIRST European Settler in the Queenstown District

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A waterfront statue commemorates the arrival of the first European settler in the region.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: New Zealand

date approved: 5/5/2010

last visited: 11/7/2014

Image for FIRST — Europeans to cross the Crown Range Summit — New Zealandview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST — Europeans to cross the Crown Range Summit — New Zealand

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W.G. Rees, the founder of Queenstown, and P. Von Tunzelman were the first Europeans to cross the Crown Range Summit.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 1/18/2010

last visited: 10/22/2012

Image for FIRST — Discovery of gold of the Dunstan Gold Rush — Cromwell, New Zealandview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST — Discovery of gold of the Dunstan Gold Rush — Cromwell, New Zealand

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The 1862 discovery of gold along the Clutha River by Hartley and Reilly started one of the largest rushes in New Zealand.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 11/27/2009

last visited: 2/14/2013

Image for FIRST — Power Board Pole — Roxburgh, New Zealandview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST — Power Board Pole — Roxburgh, New Zealand

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In celebration of the first power pole erected in Otago by an elected body of people, this commemorative sign was placed. Since then the power pole has been removed due to safety concerns.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 3/17/2010

last visited: 11/16/2014

Image for FIRST — Liberation of Red Deer in Otago — Lindis Pass, New Zealandview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST — Liberation of Red Deer in Otago — Lindis Pass, New Zealand

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On the 100th anniversary of the first liberation of red deer in Otago, the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association erected this monument. It is reminder that most mammals in New Zealand are introduced species.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 11/23/2009

last visited: 2/21/2015

Image for FIRST — Depasturing License was Issued — Longslip Station, New Zealandview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST — Depasturing License was Issued — Longslip Station, New Zealand

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At the front gate of Longslip Station this plaque honours the first depasturing license issued to the sheep station in 1858.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 2/22/2010

last visited: never

Image for FIRST — Woman Mayor — Gore, New Zealandview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST — Woman Mayor — Gore, New Zealand

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In 1998 the people of Gore District Council elected the first female mayor for the community.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 3/7/2010

last visited: never

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First of its KindFIRST — Presbyterian Church — Forest Hill, New Zealand

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A commemorative stone to the first Presbyterian church in the Forest Hill district.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 10/31/2009

last visited: never

Image for FIRST — Residents — Mataura, New Zealandview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST — Residents — Mataura, New Zealand

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When the MacGibbons arrived in 1859 to run a ferry and accommodation house in Mataura they became the first European settlers in the area

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 3/7/2010

last visited: 12/13/2014

Image for FIRST — New Zealand’s First Licensed Scheduled Air Service — Haast Junction, New Zealandview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST — New Zealand’s First Licensed Scheduled Air Service — Haast Junction, New Zealand

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In 1934 Bert Mercer took off in Hokitika and flew to Haast inaugurating New Zealand’s First Licensed Scheduled Air Service. This service lasted until the late 1960s when the Haast Highway provided an alternative to air travel to South Westland.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 1/18/2010

last visited: 1/18/2015

Image for FIRST — Run holder in the lower Mataura Valley — Glenham, New Zealandview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST — Run holder in the lower Mataura Valley — Glenham, New Zealand

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A brief mention of Frederick Louis Miéville, an early land owner in the Glenham district.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 11/5/2009

last visited: never

Image for FIRST — Meeting of the Southland Acclimatisation Society — Invercargill, New Zealandview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST — Meeting of the Southland Acclimatisation Society — Invercargill, New Zealand

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In 1863 the Southland Acclimatisation Society met for the first to discuss what animals should be brought to Southland to make settlers from Britain feel more at home.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 2/25/2010

last visited: 10/30/2012

Image for FIRST — Pressurised Water Supply in Invercargill — Invercargill, New Zealandview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST — Pressurised Water Supply in Invercargill — Invercargill, New Zealand

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This 1889 built water tower provided Invercargill with its first pressurised water supply. It is still in service today suppling the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 2/4/2010

last visited: 12/7/2014

Image for OLDEST — Existing Wooden Residence in Invercargill — Invercargill, New Zealandview gallery

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First of its KindOLDEST — Existing Wooden Residence in Invercargill — Invercargill, New Zealand

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The oldest existing wooden house in Invercargill is the Yule House

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 2/10/2010

last visited: never

Image for FIRST — Resident Minister in Southland — Invercargill, New Zealandview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST — Resident Minister in Southland — Invercargill, New Zealand

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When Rev J.F.H. Wohlers arrived in 1844 he became the first minister to live in what was to become Southland.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 2/7/2010

last visited: 10/30/2012

Image for FIRST — Superintendent of the Province of Southland — Invercargill, New Zealandview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST — Superintendent of the Province of Southland — Invercargill, New Zealand

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James Menzies arrived in Southland in 1853 and took up land. By 1861 there had been a growing discontent with the Otago Provincial Council and Menzies led the charge for separation and the creation of the Province of Southland.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 2/7/2010

last visited: never

Image for FIRST — Settlers — Invercargill, New Zealandview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST — Settlers — Invercargill, New Zealand

in First of its Kind

The first settlers arrived in Invercargill in 1856

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 9/2/2009

last visited: 10/30/2012

Image for FIRST — Business premises — Invercargill, New Zealandview gallery

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First of its KindFIRST — Business premises — Invercargill, New Zealand

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Invercargill's first business was located at Tay and Dee streets

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

location: South Island, New Zealand

date approved: 9/2/2009

last visited: 10/30/2012

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