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New Zealand
Auckland
Auckland

Albert Park

Sir George Grey / Ko Hōri Kerei

Lisboa, Portugal 1812 - London 1898
Governor of New Zealand, 1845-1853 and 1861-1868
(Wikipedia)
Francis John Williamson
1904

Auckland /  Sir George Grey / Ko Hōri Kerei   Auckland /  Sir George Grey / Ko Hōri Kerei

Description

Marble statue.

Inscription(s)

coat of arms with motto
stabilis

SIR GEORGE GREY
p.c.. k.c.b.. &c.
1812-1898

Governor South Australia1841-45,
      "      New Zealand1845-53,
      "      Cape Colony1854-61,
      "      New Zealand1861-68,
Last Superintendent
of Auckland
1875-76,
Premier of New Zealand1877-79.

Etangi e te iwi ki te matua kua ngaro

KI A HORI KEREI

Te kai-hautu o te waka
Te whakaruru hau o te iwi Māori
i nga ra i mua
Te toak tu moana i aio
Haere ra e Pa.
Te putea o nga mahara o nga kupu.
Ma muri e mihi o koha ki te ao

SOLDIER, STATESMAN,
LOVER OF HIS FELLOWMEN.

whose wisdom eloquence and strong
personality gave to the people
of this colony a large measure
of the liberties they now possess

Signature

f.j. williamson, sc. / esher, england

Auckland - Sir George Grey / Ko Hōri Kerei

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location S 36°50'59" E 174°46'5"

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