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William Gilbert Rees — Queenstown, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop
S 45° 02.175 E 168° 39.690
59G E 315806 N 5010362
Quick Description: Considered to be the founder of Queenstown, William Gilbert Rees is well honoured this resort community
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 1/20/2010 2:27:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM83GB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Rabbitto
Views: 3

Long Description:
The words on the concrete are from William Gilbert Rees's diary.

"No fires had cleared the country...

"Progress was not only fatiguing but really painful. Speargrass often more than three feet high and masses of matagouri constantly impeded us."


The brass plaque reads:

Dedicated to

WILLIAM GILBERT REES

of Haverford, West Wales

Pioneer and first settler of Queenstown

In 1860 he brought his family

Up the lake by whaleboat

To settle near this spot as a runholder.

Highly esteemed for his integrity

Determination and kindness.

He won the regard of all whom knew him

In the early days of settlement

of this town and district.

Website with more information on either the memorial or the person(s) it is dedicated to: [Web Link]

Location: Queenstown Gardens

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