This plaque recognising the contribution of Allen & Marjorie Alexander (through the L.A. Alexander Trust) to agricultural education is located on the corner of Faull Road and Ngatimaru Road. The plaque was unveiled and 70 native trees planted on Saturday 7 August 1993. The trees were planted on land which used to be part of the Alexander farm, part of a podocarp arboretum in recognition of the Alexander's generosity.  

Text on Plaque

L. A. Alexander Agricultural College Trust Board Inc

Establshed 1987

This plaque acknowledges the generosity of

Allen and Marjorie Alexander

who gifted their estate [Wynthorpe] to the people of

New Zealand through a charitable trust

to encourage education in

horticulture and agriculture

He kura tangata e kore e rokohanga

He kura whenua ke rokohanga

People and places pass away

Only the land endures.

Related document:

The Land Endures - extract, compiled by John McIntrye (1994)

Invitation from the L.A. Alexander Trust Board to the plaque unveiling and tree planting (August 1993)


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L.A. Alexander Agricultural College Trust Board (Puke Ariki collection)


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