Fitzroy pole in New Plymouth

A carved boundary post, known as the Fitzroy pole, was erected near Bell Block, New Plymouth in 1848 by the Te Ātiawa chief Te Waitere Katatore. This post marked the northern boundary of European settlement. The carving depicted a male European cowering beneath Parata Te Huia, a chief of the Puketapu hapū of Te Ātiawa.

Fitroy's pole

A replacement Fitzroy pole was erected to mark New Zealand’s centennial in 1940.

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