Story: Memorials and monuments

Statue of Joseph Ward, Bluff (7th of 7)

Statue of Joseph Ward, Bluff

This statue of Joseph Ward, prime minister from 1906 to 1912 and again from 1928 to 1930, was sculpted in 1928 by W. H. Feldon, when its subject was still alive. Following Ward's death in 1930, a local citizen paid for the statue to be put up in Bluff, where Ward had spent his childhood and his formative years as an entrepreneur, local booster and politician.

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Jock Phillips, 'Memorials and monuments - Civilian memorials, 1900–1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 August 2022)

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