Who was Peter Whitehead? That’s the question posed by locals trying to trace the man behind a plaque bearing his name found in Meola Creek behind Mt Albert Grammar School.
The plaque was embedded in concrete and carried the simple description: “Peter Whitehead Memorial Tree”. It’s not known when the tree fell or died, but it may have been some years ago.
The plaque and its concrete case was spotted in the water near the Fergusson Ave end of the Roy Clements Treeway running alongside the creek and the St Luke’s Environmental Society dug deeper – arranging for the retrieving of the memorial and starting a search for anyone who can tell more about the mystery man.
The society wants to get the plaque to relatives of Mr Whitehead and approached MAGS, looking for a connection with the school. But so far no one has been able to throw any light on the man behind the memorial.
If you know something about Peter Whitehead and can help the school and the society get the plaque to his family, drop us a line and we’ll pass the information on to MAGS caretaker Mike Hull.