This memorial to George Patterson Memorial is located on Frankley Road, adjacent to the road that is named in his honour. Patterson was killed on 28 February 1864 while out searching for missing stock. An inquest into the death was held on 29 February 1864 at the hospital on Gill Street.

 

IN MEMORY OF

GEORGE PATTERSON

CIVIL ENGINEER, NEWCASTLE ON TYNE

AN EARLY NEW ZEALAND PIONEER

WHO WAS AMBUSHED BY MAORIS

ON THIS SPOT

28TH FEBRUARY 1864

 

George Patterson is buried with his first wife, Elizabeth, and his second wife Susannah at the The Taranaki Cathedral of St Mary. 

In the book In Thy Toil Rejoice: The Story of J.J. Patterson, Arnold Pickmere (1990) it's recorded (p.58) that the memorial was erected in 1947.

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