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Fiordland - Mt Talbot, Lyttle's Flat, Hollyford Valley

Fiordland - Mt Talbot, Lyttle's Flat, Hollyford Valley

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.

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Gladys Goodall
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