A Walk Through Gisborne

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Description of John Aitken

Description of John Aitken

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Today all the grade fours at NGPS walked to Gisborne! We visited the Pioner Park, the Mechanics Hall, the Court House, the Jail and Howey Reserve. We learnt about the pioneers how landed in Gisborne including William Hurst, Ross Watt and John Aitken. We went into the jail house and heard stories about prisoners (true ones but they made it a bit different) there were no humans just creepy maniquiens. We then went for a walk in Howey Reserve and learnt about Henry Howey and old buildings that still stand today. We went into the Court House that was built in 1859 and had a talk about it and said goodbye to the guides then we went into the Mechanics Hall for lunch. I never knew they thought Gisborne would become a big city! It was so interesting to find out all the Gisborne history, now my feet are killing me after the walk.