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Kaponga centennial memorial Plunket rooms

Kaponga centennial memorial Plunket rooms

Memorials to the 1940 centennial of British sovereignty in New Zealand were given a central government subsidy. The government encouraged memorials that had a useful purpose, such as this one in Kaponga, Taranaki. This memorial served as the local Plunket rooms, where young mothers would visit with their babies to receive encouragement and advice. The building is in the Moderne style then popular in New Zealand.

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Jock Phillips, 'Memorials and monuments - Memorials to the centennial and the Second World War', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

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