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A gift revisited


Jan 8 2013, 9:56am

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Greetings from Wellington! I arrived here yesterday.

One of the things on my agenda was visiting the scene of a gift that TORnsibs (led by White Aslan) organized in 2004 as a "thank you" to Jackson et al. for the LotR movies: ~$1200 was collected by donations here, and with the assistance of the Wellington mayor 11 native Kauri trees were planted in a park. The rest of the money was donated to Jackson's favorite charity.

A certificate presented at the time, a photo of the original planting ceremony, and the trees as they are today may be found here.

Finding the trees was a challenge, because I didn't know the name of the park and the coordinates on the certificate are in some NZ-specific notation. For future reference, it is Willowbank Park, Tawa, Wellington, and the coordinates are:

Lat: 41deg 11min 04.120 sec. S
Lon: 174 deg 49 min 36.996 E

There are 11 trees: 1 ea. for the Fellowship, Jackson, and Tolkien. Unfortunately, one of the trees isn't doing well. May be Boromir.

(This post was edited by Elizabeth on Jan 8 2013, 10:02am)

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A gift revisited Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Jan 8 2013, 9:56am
    Very cool - thanks for the update! NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Jan 8 2013, 1:02pm
    Thank you! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Jan 8 2013, 2:50pm
    thanks, Elizabeth Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jan 8 2013, 2:51pm
        You can certainly use the stuff I posted. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Jan 8 2013, 8:35pm
    *snort* Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jan 8 2013, 5:39pm
    Thanks for the update Ginger Send a private message to Ginger Jan 8 2013, 5:59pm


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