Pania of the Reef

Pania of the Reef

Slide caption – “Party at Pania”

Pania of the Reef 1965

Slide caption – “Pania, Napier, May 1965”

Pania of the Reef 1967

Slide caption – “3 Tasmanians”

Pania of the Reef

Slide caption – “Marine Parade”

Pania of the Reef

Pania of the Reef statue on Marine Parade, Napier.
Possibly taken 14 January 1956

Plaque inscription –
An old Maori legend tells how Pania lured by the siren voices of the sea, people swam out to meet them. When she endeavoured to return to her lover, she was transformed into the reef which now lies beyond the Napier breakwater.
To perpetuate the legend the Thirty Thousand Club presented this statue to the City of Napier –

Pania Statue Postcard

Text –
“Pania of the Reef, Napier, N.Z.”

Stamp on rear of postcard –
“HAND COLOURED NEW ZEALAND STUDY
N.S. SEAWARD’S STUDIO
BROAD BAY, DUNEDIN”