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Cliff walk opens, Eketahuna, 1911

Eketahuna Mayoress Maud Page cuts the ribbon at the opening of the Cliff Walk, Eketahuna. Mayor Cliff Page is standing beside her on the box.

The women behind her, left to right, are Madge Seymour, Mrs Hotop, Matilda and Alice Anderson, Mrs Charlotte Turner.

The coronation of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911 was a great occasion for Eketahuna. As part of the town's celebrations the Cliff Walk was opened.

The Cliff Walk begins by the bridge in Bridge Street, Eketahuna, and is a pretty scenic walk above the Makakahi River.

Picture Wairarapa (Wairarapa Archive)
A Goodly Heritage, Irene Adcock, 1973


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