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Southern Cross sculpture

About
The Southern Cross sculpture, created in 1992, relates to the constellation that guided M&#257ori and Pakeha sailors and navigators to our shores. It was created by Takaka Hill sculptor Bruce Mitchell from seven tonnes of Golden Bay black marble.

The Southern Cross sculpture, central NelsonAbout

The Southern Cross sculpture, created in 1992, relates to the constellation that guided M&#257ori and Pakeha sailors and navigators to our shores. It was created by Takaka Hill sculptor Bruce Mitchell from seven tonnes of Golden Bay black marble.

Based on the 'cross stone' crystal, the cross is aligned to the compass points and the cross casts an x-shaped shadow in the afternoon sun.

Location

The Southern Cross is located on Trafalgar Street halfway between Hardy and Bridge Streets.

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