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Durie Hill war memorial

Durie Hill war memorial

Unveiled in 1925, the tower at Durie Hill is the official Wanganui County memorial to those who died in the First World War. It is constructed of cemented marine sandstone containing shell fragments (called shellrock) from a nearby quarry.

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Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, 'Building stone - National buildings and memorials', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, published 12 Jun 2006