Story: Governors and governors-general

Anzac Day wreath-laying, 1931

Anzac Day wreath-laying, 1931

After the First World War, Anzac Day (25 April) became a high point in the vice-regal calendar. Here Lord Bledisloe (on the left in the pair at front) is about to lay a wreath at the new Wellington cenotaph on Anzac Day 1931.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-NZ Obits-Bledisloe, Lord

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Gavin McLean, 'Governors and governors-general - Ceremonial duties', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 28 Sep 2016