Mabel Pemberton's Gates (1913)

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Mabel Pemberton's Gates (1913).


Photograph of Mabel Elena Pemberton (nee Edwards) and the Pemberton Park Gates when she donated them in 1962. Her father created the gates as a wedding gift for Mabel when she married John Victor Pemberton in 1913. Jack was on The Gate Pa Domain Board. For many years, the couple farmed the land that Pemberton Park now stands on and Mabel donated the gates in memory of the family’s time there. 

When the Wood Turners building at Pemberton Park was demolished in 2015 the gates that were removed were not the original Pemberton gates. It is not clear what happened to these original and far more intricately crafted gates. Image Credit: Sharron Jones.

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Mabel Pemberton's Gates (1913)

First Names:Mabel Elena
Last Name:Pemberton
Date of Birth:11 February 1890
Place of Birth:New Zealand
City:Tauranga, New Zealand