William Nelson Park

Kahurangi Maori Dance Company

Kahurangi Maori Dance Company performing waiata at William Nelson Parking Opening, 6 October 2013

Kahurangi Maori Dance Company Members

Kahurangi Dance Company members at William Nelson Park, corner of St Aubyn Street West and King Streets, Hastings, on the day of official opening, 6 October 2013

Plaque

Plaque commemorating opening of William Nelson Park, corner of St Aubyn Street West and King Streets, Hastings, 6 October 2013

Text –

“William Nelson (1843 – 1932)
Sculpture by Gillie and Marc, 2013
Proudly commissioned by the Hastings Landmarks Trust”

Speech

Margaret Walmsley giving her speech at opening of William Nelson Park, 6 October 2013

3 – front left: Ana Apatu, Michael Verberkt, Lawrence Yule, Cynthia Bowers, Sandra Hazlehurst

Statue and Family Members

Nelson family members beside statue after opening of William Nelson Park, 6 October 2013

1 – Michael Verberkt and Margaret Walmsley

2 – Lawrence Yule, Michael Verberkt and Margaret Walmsley

3 – Michelle Walmsley, Michael Walmsley and Margaret Walmsley

Diane Nelson in sunglasses, Colin Hosford (Hastings District Council), Jenny and Sam Nelson, Lee Walmsley in striped shirt at rear

Statue Unveiling

Unveiling of statue of William Nelson and his dog, Tiddles, at William Nelson Park, corner of St Aubyn Street West and King Streets, Hastings, on the day of official opening, 6 October 2013

Left to right – Mayor Lawrence Yule, Michael Verberkt, Margaret Walmsley

William Nelson Park

William Nelson Park, corner of St Aubyn Street West and King Streets, Hastings, on the day of official opening, 6 October 2013

William Nelson Park

William Nelson Park, corner of St Aubyn Street West and King Streets, Hastings, on the day of official opening, 6 October 2013

William Nelson Statue

Clay models of William Nelson and his dog, Tiddles, before being cast in bronze

William Nelson Statue

Photographs on which the statue of William Nelson and his dog, Tiddles, was based