Topic: Tauranga 1st Waikato Militia New Zealand Wars Memorial (1909)

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Tauranga 1st Waikato Militia New Zealand Wars memorial erected in 1909 commemorates the 25 colonial and imperial soldiers and sailors from the 68th Regiment, 1st Waikato Militia and Naval Brigade who died in 1864 at Gate Pā and Te Ranga and in 1867 during the Tauranga Bush Campaign. Photo: Debbie McCauley.

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Tauranga 1st Waikato Militia New Zealand Wars memorial (1909) 

On 11 July 1909 this white marble memorial set on a granite base (W. Parkinson & Co. Auckland) was unveiled to commemorate 25 colonial and imperial soldiers and sailors from the 68th Regiment, 1st Waikato Militia and Naval Brigade who died in 1864 at Gate Pā and Te Ranga and in 1867 during the Tauranga Bush Campaign. The ceremony was described by the Bay of Plenty Times (1909) as ‘one of the most impressive, patriotic and historic functions which has yet taken place in the annals of Tauranga’ (p. 2).

 

Sources:

McCauley, Debbie (5 August 2011). Identity and the Battle of Gate Pa (Pukehinahina), 29 April 1864.

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Tauranga 1st Waikato Militia New Zealand Wars Memorial (1909)


Year:1909
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Tauranga 1st Waikato Militia New Zealand Wars Memorial (1909) by Debbie McCauley (Tauranga City Libraries) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 New Zealand License