Story: Memorials and monuments

Memorial hospital, Hastings, 1928

Memorial hospital, Hastings, 1928

There were few utilitarian First World War memorials because these were seen as an affront to the ideals for which the soldiers had died. A notable exception was the Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital in Hastings, shown here at its opening on Anzac Day (25 April) 1928.

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Reference: LH10 98_726

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Jock Phillips, 'Memorials and monuments - Memorials to the First World War', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

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