Scott Reserve on Riverbank Reserve, cnr Worcester Street and Oxford Terrace.

A photo of the Captain Robert Falcon Scott statueMarble statue of Robert Falcon Scott set on stone base commemorating death of Scott and his party returning from the South Pole in 1912.

Two bronze plaques are set on the plinth and one inscription carved into the stone.

Inscription reads:
'I do not regret this journey which shows that Englishmen can endure hardships, help one another and meet death with as great fortitude as ever in the past.'

There is more information about the statues in our city (external link) on the Christchurch City Libraries website.

Find the statue of Captain Robert Falcon Scott. (external link)

Repair and reinstatement

Technicians install Scott Statue displayA hundred years on from its unveiling, conservation efforts are underway to repair and reinstate the white marble statue of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, CVO, RN onto its original stone base.

Unveiled on 9 February 1917, and previously located at the corner of Worcester Street and Oxford Terrace, the 2.5 tonne, 2.6 metres high statue was badly damaged in the 22 February 2011 earthquake.

It toppled from its plinth and the fall snapped the statue at its most vulnerable part, the ankles.

Information sheet on the latest developments [PDF, 324 KB].