Sunday, April 8, 2012

KNOW YOUR COUNTRY Sunday April 8th





7 comments:

PM of NZ said...

4. Polish Refugees Memorial just south of Pahiatua.

Simon Arnold said...

Archibald McIndoe, Tyneside Mine Chimney (Grey), Arthurs Pass, wot PM of NZ said, nope

Chris Bird said...

1 An early politician, perhaps from the 30s or 40s. I wasnt around in those days so hard to put a name to the face.
2. Rock fall shelters over the Otira gorge / Arthurs Pass road.
3. A chimney from old mine workings .
4. Memorial to Polish Refugees near Pahiatua. These were mainly displaced children from Europe from WW2.They came to NZ and many were adopted into NZ families.
5.A bridge over a river, perhaps the Clutha.

Marc said...

1. Sir Archibald McIndoe
2. Otira Gorge, Arthur's Pass below the viaduct and above Candy's corner (perhaps we need something like this in the Ashley Gorge).

Allan said...

Here's some help. Pic 5 is the Waimakariri Gorge bridge between Oxford and Sheffield. Just below this bridge is where the Coast-to-Caost kayakers leave the water and bike to Christchurch

pdm said...

1. Pass
2. Otira/Arthurs Pass
3. Something every man would be proud of.
4. Pass
5. A bridge - or is it only half a bridge as there does not seem to be any bridge behind the tree on the right as you look at the screen.

Allan said...

To put them in order;

Sir Archibald McIndoe. A brilliant plastic surgeon who rehabilitated burnt airmen in WWII.

The Tyneside Mine Chimney at Grey near Brunner and Greymouth.

The rick-fall shelter in the Otira Gorge heading West below Death Corner and befroe Candy's Corner.

The Polish refugees memorial just south of Paihiatua.

Waimakariri Gorge bridge between Oxford and Sheffield. Just below this bridge is where the Coast-to-Caost kayakers leave the water and bike to Christchurch.

Apart from Mcindoe I have seen each place. Some more often than others.