Hollyford Valley is a valley in Fiordland, New Zealand, in the southwest of the South Island. It is named for the Hollyford River, which runs north-north-west along its length from the Southern Alps to the Tasman Sea. Beech forest dominates both the slopes and the bottom of the valley.
TALBOT, Arthur Ernest (Service number 14037)
|Date||12 October 1917||Age||41|
|Place of Death||Ypres, Belgium|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Tyne Cot Memorial|
|Memorial Reference||N.Z. Apse, Panel 2|
Arthur was educated at Temuka, Rangitira Valley, Timaru Main and Timaru Boys High Schools. Arthur was gazetted as a school teacher in 1896, and was at one time a master at Timaru Boys High. In 1909 he was appointed as secondary assistant at Greymouth District High School coming from a position at Carterton District High School. He was a well-known New Zealand mountaineer and alpine explorer, and was a member of many New Zealand alpine expeditions which made first ascents such as Mount Murchison in1913. In 1910 together with fellow mountaineer & alpine explorer William Graves of Oamaru, he co-discovered a direct alpine route from Milford to Wakatipu, later named the Graves-Talbot Pass. Later, after his death, a mountain in the Hollyford Valley was named “Mount Talbot” in his honour.