Story: Canterbury places

Upham memorial, Amberley

Upham memorial, Amberley

Canterbury farmer Charles Upham was one of New Zealand’s most famous heroes of the Second World War, winning a Victoria Cross and bar for courage. After the war he farmed for many years at the mouth of the Conway River. This statue was erected in nearby Amberley in 1997.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Amberley district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 July 2024)

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