Story: Canterbury places

Roadside Stories: Amberley hero

A statue in Amberley honours military hero and local farmer Charles Upham, the only man to receive the Victoria Cross twice for courage under fire in the Second World War. Upham’s physical strength and determination were honed by his days mustering sheep in the rugged Canterbury high country.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Charles Upham. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Amberley district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/35340/roadside-stories-amberley-hero (accessed 15 November 2019)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015