George Vesey Stewart Memorial

Uretara Domain, Katikati

  • George Vesey Stewart Memorial.
    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Taken By: Martin Jones. Date: 18/11/2002.
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    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Taken By: Martin Jones. Date: 18/11/2002.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Able to Visit
List Number 7124 Date Entered 17th December 1993 Date of Effect 17th December 1993


City/District Council

Western Bay of Plenty District


Bay of Plenty Region


This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1980. This report includes the text from the original Proposal for Classification report considered by the NZHPT Board at the time of registration.

This memorial commemorates George Vesey Stewart (1832-1920), a figure of historical significance in the Bay of Plenty. He organised two special settlements at Katikati, buying the Katikati block off the government and selling it in lots to Irish settlers. He also founded European settlement at Te Puke and was very active in the public affairs of Katikati and Tauranga, becoming Tauranga's first mayor. He is estimated to have settled about 4,000 people in the Bay of Plenty.


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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1926 -

Other Information

A copy of the original report is available from the NZHPT Northern region office.

Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.