Memorials around New Zealand

Memorials around New Zealand

Photographs of memorials and graves throughout New Zealand taken between 2007 and 2012 taken by Dylan Owen.

Views of South Island locations include the 9/11 Memorial steel sculpture at Firefighters Reserve on the Avon River, Christchurch, the Kaiapoi War Memorial featuring a stone statue of a New Zealand soldier carved by W.T Trethewey across the road from Blackwells Department Store, Kaiapoi, wooden crosses in the dog cemetery in Diamond Bay, statues of a colonial couple and town heraldic shield outside Oamaru club (Inc), Severn Street, Oamaru, the Oamaru South African (Boer) War memorial next to the Countdown supermaket, Oamaru, which features a statue of Trooper Jack carved by Italian sculptor Carlo Bergamini and the imperial lion and the Great War memorial in Mercer which consists of a soldier statue mounted on the gun turret of the Pioneer paddle steamer.

Views of the Wellington locations include crosses on gravestones at Bolton Street Cemetery and Bolton Street Memorial Park, angel statues on a child's grave, family plot and mausoleum, cabbage trees surrounding a 1887 gravestone, rows of war graves in the Karori Servicemean's Cemetery and the Tangiwai memorial at Karori Cemetery.

Views of Kapiti and Horowhenua locations include picket fence around the MacKay family burial ground, Paekakariki and the Market Gardener Statue, a bronze statue of a Chinese market gardener by Dennis Hall outside Levin Mall entrance on Oxford street, Levin.

Views of Taranakai locations include Marsland Hill New Zealand Wars memorial on Marsland Hill, New Plymouth commemorating colonial and imperial forces and kuapapa Maori, dense native ponga trees and bush surrounding the grave of surveyor Joshua Morgan in Tangarakau Gorge, near Tangarakau Bridge, Stratford, memorial cross to Reverend Robert Ward outside the entrance to the Samoan Methodist Church Fitzroy, New Plymouth, Turi's Canoe at Patea and the Hawera Memorial Arch monument to fallen of World War One and Two on Princes street, Hawera .

Views of Northland locations include the Hokianga Arch of Remembrance on the path to the pier on foreshore, Kohukohu, memorial stone Christ Church, Russell, the memorial stone (in Maori and English) for the pioneer residents who died in defence of Kororareka 1845 in grounds of Christ Church, Russell, and the Maori language wording of Te Tirito O Waitangi (Treaty) on a panel of Te Tii memorial at Te Tii marae, Waitangi.

Also includes views of the Dannevirke War Memorial cenotaph showing the soldier relief sculpture above the 'Lest We forget' plaque and the Te Aroha First World War memorial showing the bronze statue of a soldier by Italian artist Giobanni.

Arrangement: Files were transferred to the Library in a folder titled 'Social Events & Misc items 2000s/Memorials 2000s'

Quantity: 27 digital photograph(s).

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Memorials around New Zealand. Owen, Dylan, 1958-: Photographs. Ref: PADL-000754. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/32049954

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