This plaque commemorates the attempts by West Country colonists to establish a new colony in New Zealand shortly after the Treaty of Waitangi had been signed. It is located just over the road from the Mayflower Steps on the Barbican.
This plaque commemorates the sailing of the six Plymouth Company vessels carrying settlers from Cornwall, Devon, and Dorset to establish the settlement of New Plymouth in the colony of New Zealand.
William Bryan barque 312 tons Sailed 19 November 1840
Unveiled by the Lord Mayor of Plymouth Councillor Gordon Draper and his Worship the Mayor of New Plymouth D.L.Lean. J.P., esq. on this 25th Day of July 1988
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