Story: South Canterbury region

Arowhenua memorial

Arowhenua memorial

The First World War Māori memorial at Arowhenua is ornately carved from Ōamaru stone. It has strong associations with the Rātana Church, the symbols of which (star and crescent) can be seen at the apex.

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Māori in South Canterbury', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 August 2022)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017