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Stratford’s hall of remembrance

Stratford’s hall of remembrance

In the entrance hall of Stratford’s old municipal chambers is one of New Zealand’s most unusual war memorials. Opened in 1920 by Edward, Prince of Wales, the hall contained framed portraits of 129 of the district’s First World War dead. In the late 1940s, 55 portraits of Second World War casualties were added. The hall remains the focus of the community’s Anzac Day ceremonies.

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki places - Stratford', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 1 Sep 2016