Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

June 20, 2011

Look Down! (Falls Park)

Filed under: Henderson — paul @ 7:04 am
Approaching the Bridge

Approaching the Bridge

Falls Park, Henderson, is a small reserve between the Falls Hotel and Oratia Stream. A brick path leads to a bridge designed by Karekare artist John Edgar. On both sides of the bridge, there are markers 40-50 cm across (metal with stone inserts), showing a stylized kauri tree and water (kauri logging was the first activity of European settlers in this area, and led to the foundation of Henderson). In the middle of the bridge is a small marker, indicating “McLeod’s Crossing” in commemoration of the shepherd John McLeod who farmed the area in the late 1850’s and also was the first licensee of the Falls Hotel nearby.

More information on the bridge here. A deeper historical study is on Lisa’s Timespanner blog.

Marker

Marker

Opposite Side of the Bridge

Opposite Side of the Bridge

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