Story: Memorials and monuments

Veterans at the Ranfurly War Veterans Home

Veterans at the Ranfurly War Veterans Home

Lord Ranfurly, the governor of New Zealand, stands on the steps  of the new Ranfurly War Veterans Home in the company of veterans, probably at the facility's opening in 1903. Ranfurly had suggested a home for veterans, modelled on London's Chelsea Home for Pensioners, as a national memorial to the dead of the South African War the moment that news of peace reached New Zealand. He promoted the home as an alternative to local memorials.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
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Photograph by Henry Winkelmann

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Jock Phillips, 'Memorials and monuments - Memorials to the South African War', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/32530/veterans-at-the-ranfurly-war-veterans-home (accessed 3 December 2020)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 26 Mar 2015