Located on the corner of Govett Avenue and Beaumont Crescent in New Plymouth, this memorial marks the spot where William Cutfield King was killed on 8 February 1861.

It was originally about 30 metres away at the back of the adjoining section, presumably where King's body was found, but was moved to the street frontage in the 1980s. The monument was re-erected at a slightly smaller scale because of loss and damage to some of the iron fencing. King is buried in St Mary's churchyard.


Modern brass plaque reads:

William Cutfield King 1829-1861 

This memorial, erected by his friends and family, marks the area where W.C. King was killed in February 1861


Related Information


The death of Captain W.C. King (Taranaki Herald 9 February 1861)


History in churchyard: stories of the tombstones (Taranaki Daily News 4 December 1933)


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