The monument to Michael John Burke at the top of Burkes Pass, the entrance way to the MacKenzie Country in South Canterbury. The wording is not easy to read in the photo but this is what it says...
To put on record that Michael John Burke, a graduate of Dublin University and the first occupier of Rancliff Stn, entered this pass, known to the Maoris as Te Kopi Opihi in 1885.
O ye that enter the portals of the Mackenzie to found homes, take the word of a child of the misty gorges and plant forest trees for your lives. So shall your mountain facings and river flats be preserved to your children's children and for evermore. 1917.
This pass is 2200 feet above sea level.