Centennial Memorial to the Pioneer Women of Canterbury — Summit Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
Posted by: Dunbar Loop
S 43° 35.611 E 172° 42.483
59G E 637873 N 5171855
Quick Description: Located the summit of the Bridal Path the Memorial to the Pioneer Women recalls the arduous climb 340 metres | 1100 feet that all settlers had to walk from Lyttleton to here and then just as steeply down to Ferrymead.
Location: South Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 4/13/2010 2:27:22 AM
Waymark Code: WM8K93
Long Description:The stone tablet at the base of the memorial reads:
Centennial Memorial to the Pioneer Women of Canterbury
This tablet was unveiled by Lilian Priscilla Wakefield, Grand-Daughter of Edward Gibbon Wakefield. 16th December 1939.
The metal plaque inside the memorial reads:
On this spot the pioneer women of Canterbury and their families rested after their climb from the Port of Lyttleton and gazed with awe but with courage upon the hills and plains of Canterbury where they were to take their homes.