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Sumner RSA memorial

Sumner RSA memorial

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Sumner New Zealand Returned and Services' Association memorial. The memorial was dedicated on Anzac Day 1947. The Sumner RSA building was badly damaged in the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake – related video (YouTube). Francis Vallance, 2010 World Wars sumner ...

Mōhaka and district war memorial

Mōhaka and district war memorial

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First World War memorial for Mōhaka and district. The memorial is in the grounds of the Mōhaka marae. Originally the memorial stood on the edges of the marae, but has since been moved to a more central place in order to commemorate Anzac Day, 2015. Jean Idle, 2014. World Wars mohaka ...

Queenstown memorial oak

Queenstown memorial oak

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The Queenstown memorial oak was planted on Anzac Day 1990 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the battle of Gallipoli. The oak itself is an imported quercus cerris  oak from Turkey. Under the oak is a plaque 'Lest We Forget'     Francis Vallance, 2015. World Wars queenstown ...

Tom Rangi

Tom Rangi

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Tom Rangi, Anzac Day 2013. Tom served as CQMS with W2 Company in Vietnam, 1968-1969. In June 1970, he was awarded the BEM for outstanding service in Vietnam. Image courtesy Ada Nally whiskey 2 company ...

Mike Makoare and Denis Dwane, 1966

Mike Makoare and Denis Dwane, 1966

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Mike Makoare and Denis Dwane, 161 Battery RNZA, at Bien Hoa airbase, Anzac Day 1966. Note the US 173rd Airborne Brigade patch on their sleeves. 161 Battery was attached to this unit when they first arrived in South Vietnam. Image courtesy Denis Dwane 161 battery bien hoa united states air force ...

LBdr Francis Toko

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RNZA Toko Francis Frank 350915 LBdr Monday, 24 April 2017 2017 Served in Vietnam with 161 Bty, 1965-1966. Died at his home in Henderson and his coffin was paraded at the Auckland Anzac Day Dawn Service before being laid to rest at his family urapa in Kaihau. 161 Bty Friday, 22 December 1939 ...

New Zealand's first poppy day

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Selling poppies, 1940 (Alexander Turnbull Library, EP-Days of Commemoration-ANZAC Day-05) A total of 245,059 small poppies and 15,157 larger versions were sold, earning £13,166 (equivalent to $1.3 million today). Of that amount, £3695 ($365,000) was sent to help war-ravaged areas of northern ...

Anzac commemorative site panorama, Gallipoli

Anzac commemorative site panorama, Gallipoli

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government. New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark, her Australian counterpart John Howard and the Turkish Minister of Forestry dedicated it on Anzac Day 2000. They unveiled a plaque stating: Australian & New Zealand soldiers came ashore here in the early hours of 25 April 1915. Despite their bravery, ...

Monumental: New Zealand’s First World War Memorials

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On Anzac Day, New Zealand’s First World War memorials will be at the centre of commemorative events around the country. They are also the focus of the latest campaign from WW100, Monumental. “New Zealanders went to monumental lengths to remember those who served and died in the First World War,” ...

Huge week of First World War commemorative events for Wellington

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a mammoth undertaking and required extraordinary commitment to get it finished in time for Anzac Day this year,” says Ms Barry. “I am delighted to announce that construction is ahead of schedule and we will be able to start opening up areas of the park to the public from March 25. “I would like to thank ...

Commemorate history when Pukeahu Park and the Great War Exhibition open this Saturday

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over by Christmas. On Anzac Day the New Zealand Room opens which focuses on the Anzacs’ struggles at Gallipoli and features a diorama of Chunuk Bair as it was in 1915. This display includes about 5000 miniature soldiers, each individually hand painted by New Zealand war gamers. The Great War Exhibition ...

Gallipoli landings

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Charles Dixon, The landing at Anzac, 1915 (Archives New Zealand, AAAC 898 NCWA Q388) Each year on Anzac Day, New Zealanders (and Australians) mark the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings of 25 April 1915. On that day, thousands of young men, far from their homes, landed on the beaches of the ...

St Andrew's memorial windows, Cambridge

St Andrew's memorial windows, Cambridge

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Le Quesnoy on 4 November 1918. The roll of honour beneath the windows was dedicated on Anzac Day 1929. It incorporates a central dedicatory plaque (“TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF / THESE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE CAUSE OF / TRUTH, FREEDOM, AND JUSTICE / IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914 – 1918. ...

Use of the word ‘Anzac’ guidelines

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that the product conforms to the general recipes and shape traditionally known as an ‘Anzac biscuit’. This does not apply to products such as cookies, slices, loaves or muesli bars.  the use of the words 'Anzac Day' in connection with an event held on 25 April itself or on preceding or ...

 The homecoming from Gallipoli, by Walter Bowring

The homecoming from Gallipoli, by Walter Bowring

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Painting by Walter Armiger Bowring (1916) depicting the return of New Zealand's first wounded soldiers from Gallipoli. ...

Ari Burnu Memorial, Gallipoli

Ari Burnu Memorial, Gallipoli

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Ari Burnu Memorial, Gallipoli ...

Poppy field, village of Pas, Somme 1918

Poppy field, village of Pas, Somme 1918

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This painting of the village of Pas, the Somme 1918, is by N.H. Welch. Note the poppies in the field. See the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association website for information on the significance of the poppy. ...

George Bollinger

George Bollinger

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George Bollinger's diary documents superbly the experiences and shifting attitudes of a New Zealand soldier during the Gallipoli campaign. ...

William Malone at Gallipoli

William Malone at Gallipoli

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Lieutenant-Colonel William Malone outside his bivouac on Walker's Ridge. He commanded the Wellington Battalion at Gallipoli and was killed on 8 August 1915 during the fight for Chunuk Bair. ...

Malone Memorial, Stratford

Malone Memorial, Stratford

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This is the memorial arch to Lieutenant Colonel William George Malone at Stratford, Taranaki. Malone, a Stratford farmer and lawyer, was the commander of the Wellington Infantry Battalion at Gallipoli. He died on the slopes of Chunuk Bair on 8 August 1915. ...

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