Memorial: M1862

Statue at Christchurch, New Zealand to Captain Robert Falcon Scott RN d. 1912

Location

Intersection of Oxford Terrace and Worcester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand, Rest of the World

Transcript

'ROBERT FALCON SCOTT / CAPTAIN ROYAL NAVY / WHO DIED RETVRNING FROM THE SOVTH POLE / WITH A.E. WILSON H.R. BOWERS L.E.G. OATES E. EVANS / I DO NOT REGRET THIS JOVRNEY WHICH SHOWS / THAT ENGLISHMEN CAN ENDVRE HARDSHIPS / HELP ONE ANOTHER AND MEET DEATH WITH / AS GREAT FORTITVDE AS EVER IN THE PAST'

Details

Description: Full-length in polar clothing with a ski pole, a copy in marble of the Waterloo Place statue.
Type: Statue
Materials: Marble, granite
Date Erected: 1917
Artists: Kathleen Scott

People

Scott, Robert Falcon
Age: 43
Date of Death: 3/1912
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: Carved in Carrara marble in La Massa in Italy. Choice of materials dictated by a wartime shortage of bronze. Reinstated in 2017 following earthquake damage and repair.