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Marching to the cenotaph (2nd of 3)

Marching to the cenotaph

Veterans of the Gallipoli campaign march to the Wellington cenotaph to take part in the public service on the morning of Anzac Day in 1958. This parade and service followed dawn ceremonies. Since the 1980s war veterans have become much fewer in number, and their descendants have often marched in their place.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Days of Commemoration-Anzac Day-02

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Public holidays - New Zealand’s special national holidays', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 January 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Sep 2016