Frank Worsley’s childhood home interp panel

Did you know that famous Antarctic hero Frank Worsley lived in Akaroa as a boy? Enjoy a walk to the site of his childhood home in the Purple Peak Curry Reserve and you will find it is now marked with a beautiful interpretation panel, produced by the Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust. Thanks go to Hugh Wilson for the concept, Jan Shuttleworth, Graham Curry, Akaroa and Canterbury Museum for images, builder David Brailsford for donating his labour, RGB for graphic design, Antarctic Heritage Trust for co-funding and Native Forest Restoration Trust for making the wonderful Purple Peak Curry Reserve project possible.

Builder David Brailsford constructed the beautiful totara frame and Hinewai staff Andrew Youngson and manager Hugh Wilson helped with the installation

Panel designer Suky Thompson had her heart so set on totara legs that she volunteered to carry them up to the site