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Scarves on Statues – John Plimmer

[Previous instalments in the ‘Scarves on Statues’ series can be found here]

John Plimmer was an early settler in our nation’s capital after emigrating from Shrewsbury England in 1841. He represented his community on the Wellington Provincial Council where he was best known for his campaigning to stop the sale of the province’s reserved lands – making him quite possibly New Zealand’s first ever opponent of asset sales. His biggest claim to fame however appears to be ‘Plimmer’s Ark’, a 586 ton shipwreck that he had converted into a central Wellington wharf complete with offices and warehouse space.

After Roma’s embarrassing loss to the almost certainly relegated Palermo last weekend and our campaign for European football seemingly on the rocks, a salvage expert like this may be just what we need.


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Enzo Giordani

A grassroots sports photography enthusiast based in Auckland, New Zealand, and a fan of the most magnificent football club on earth - A.S. Roma.

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