Newspaper Article 1951 – Nelson Memorial Archway Unveiled at Tomoana Showgrounds


On People’s Day at the Hawke’s Bay spring show much interest was taken in the official opening of the William Nelson memorial archway, which borders the ornamental lake in the grounds of his former home, Waikoko homestead, adjoining Tomoana showgrounds.  Mr. Nelson is renowned in archives as the pioneer who established the freezing industry in the province.  (1)  The arch is a decorative addition to the garden scene.  (2)  Members of the late Mr. Nelson’s family present at the ceremony.  From left:  Mrs. Hector Smith, Napier, a daughter;  George Nelson, Havelock North, who unveiled the archway;  Mrs. George Nelson.  (3)  Convoy, champion hack of the show with owner H.H. Dods, Gisborne, up, takes the post and rails in fine style when competing in the champion jump. [not shown]  (4)  Delightful sylvan setting for family parties attending the show.  View in the grounds looking toward the homestead.  (5)  Miss J. Ormond, Hastings, winner of the pony international jump, rides Shandy to victory. [not shown] (6) The best cocker spaniel in the show and runner-up to the best dog of the opposite sex is owned by Mr. and Mrs. A. Carian, Foxton. [not shown]

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31 October 1951


New Zealand Free Lance


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