Nireaha’s charming WWI memorial

Symbolic memorials were far and away the majority of memorial types erected in the aftermath of World War I in New Zealand. Jock Phillips makes this clear in his summary of First World War community memorials (in To the Memory, 2016) – of the 505 counted, a staggering 176 (more than one in three) were … Continue reading Nireaha’s charming WWI memorial

Eketahuna’s war memorial, and a lost dog

At Eketahuna, as at nearby Kaiparoro, the community chose to erect a functional World War I memorial – a hall and public rest rooms. By mid-1924, there was still £300 left to be raised by the Eketahuna War Memorial committee for completion of the building and surrounding grounds. The building was finally opened in early … Continue reading Eketahuna’s war memorial, and a lost dog