Prominently sited on Marine Parade, this stone monument is a poignant memorial to a heroic enterprise that ended in tragedy.
In April 1897, flood covered over three-fifths of the Heretaunga Plains, spilling out as far north as Napier and beyond. Water was 600mm deep in Carlyle Street.
Ten men set out in boats to rescue people stranded in Clive but were caught in a river washout, swept out to sea and drowned.
This monument was erected by the people of Napier to commemorate a deed of heroism by which ten men lost their lives on Good Friday, 16 April 1897, in attempting to rescue the flooded out settlers of Clive.
Herbert G Oborn
Frederick James Ansell
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Marine Parade, opposite Ocean Spa complex.
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