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Britomart Monument

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Britomart Monument

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261 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520 New Zealand
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PRH wrote a review Nov 2019
Dawlish, United Kingdom128 contributions27 helpful votes
Worth a walk up to thus monument from Beach Road. You'll learn something about the British involvement at Akaroa in the 1800s.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Jan Willem t wrote a review Nov 2019
Nijmegen, The Netherlands1,461 contributions239 helpful votes
The obelisk marks the spot where Captain Owen Stanley of the HMS Britomart raised the union jack on 11 August 1840 to mark British sovereignty over the Banks Peninsula. Probably a place that is more interesting for history lovers and the people who enjoy the British expansion passion during those times.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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NitroFastHarry wrote a review May 2019
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Up a short (but steep) gravel (and uneven) path with steps you come to a large concrete monument which is about 3m talls. You could walk from the the lighthouse along the road, which is about 1km. The monument gives information on the landing of the British to beat the French landing by using the NSW colony Police Chief Magistrate. The view of the harbour is pretty good too. The is limited parking down the bottom, with no toilets or other faciltiies. A twenty minutes visit is enough.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Graham B wrote a review Mar 2019
Raunds, United Kingdom636 contributions108 helpful votes
The Britomart Monument or obelisk is to be found well out of the village, right around the headland. It can't be seen from any low point in the village. The top of the very tall flag pole beside it helps in location terms. From Top Ten Holiday Park it is a good 30/40 minute walk. Worth it just to view Victorian values at their most greedy and exquisitive.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Dodger52 wrote a review Feb 2019
Wollongong, Australia464 contributions167 helpful votes
Not too sure this is worth the effort. It is well up a long windy road and when you get there all there is is a monument, not a grave site. The views could be really good however the amount of forestry hides them.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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