FIND THESE STEPS – Off Bowen Street, on the left just before Tinakori Road, up from Parliament. At the top near Kinross Street beside Anderson Park in the Botanic Garden.
The sign post on Bowen Street.
The view from the top looking out toward Thorndon.
The entrance at the top near Kinross Street.
Anderson Park and the Botanic Garden; the shadow on the right is the Collegians Cricket Club.
Again at the top, with Seddon Memorial at the car park.
Richard Seddon was the 15th New Zealand Premier, and died in office in 1906; he had entered the House of Parliament in 1879.
Entrance to the Bolton Street Cemetery,
The memorial to the Labour Party leader, Henry Holland, who led the party from 1919 until his death in 1933. Michael Joseph Savage became leader on Holland’s death, and went on to become the first Labour Prime Minister in 1936. The memorial statue is by Auckland sculptor Richard Gross, and it was placed there in 1937. The figure carries flowers and fruit.
Te Ara, The Encyclopedia of New Zealand, describes the memorial:
‘The nude male figure represents emancipated youth, looking upwards to higher things. Beneath are two figures, one male, the other female, which symbolise primitive humanity struggling out of the primeval slime.’