The domain gates are a memorial to members of the Good family of Oeo - brothers Harry, William, Alan, Hugh and their father, Thomas and mother, Sarah

Alan and Hugh were All Blacks in 1893 and 1894 respectively. Harry, Alan and Hugh all played for TaranakiJohn Bull & Co in Taranaki, 1904 (ARC2004-235)

Alan: 1887, 1889-97

Harry: 1886-88

Hugh: 1890-96

Their sister, Fanny, was a botanical artist who painted in oils. Many of her works are in the Puke Ariki Collection. 

The black marble plaque is inscribed -

In Memory of

Harry Edward Good

William Arthur Good

Alan Good

Hugh Morris Good

Sons of the late

Captain and Mrs T Good of Oeo

Who were Outstanding Contributors

To Sport in this District.

Captain Thomas Good, one of the pioneer settlers of Taranaki, was born in the year 1823 at Aston Court, Worcestershire, England. He was educated partly in England and partly in France, and was brought up to country life. Subsequently, he came to New Zealand, and arrived in New Plymouth in the year 1845. He took up land in the Ōmata district, and, with other settlers, was driven into New Plymouth for shelter, at the time of the Maori disturbances. For some time he had charge of a company of friendly natives, but resigned the position on becoming captain of the No. 2 Company of Bush Rangers. With this company he served throughout the campaign without being wounded, and for his services he received the New Zealand war medal and 400 acres of land at Urenui. Captain Good then settled in Urenui, and took charge of the northern outpost for about five years. He subsequently settled at Oeo, where he took up a large block of land, with his homestead at Pihama, where he resided until the year 1904. when he removed to Hāwera, and settled at Ramanui. Captain Good was a member of the Taranaki County Council for some time.

(The Cyclopedia of New Zealand Taranaki, Hawke's Bay, and Wellington Provincial Districts)



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