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Auckland Museum

Auckland Museum

A crowd gathers at the ANZAC Day dawn service, at the Auckland War Memorial Museum in 1986. The museum building was funded by public subscription and is sited on Pukekawa Hill in the Auckland Domain. It opened in 1929.The Parthenon style was chosen because it symbolised the heroism and valour of the New Zealand war dead. Included in the structure are two halls of memory in which the names of those killed in 20th century wars are recorded and remembered. The museum was refurbished and extended in the early 2000s.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Auckland central business district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 April 2020)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016