Story: Memorials and monuments

War memorial meeting house, Nūhaka

The war memorial meeting house at Nūhaka in northern Hawke's Bay is opened by Prime Minister Peter Fraser in 1949. The government provided a subsidy for Second World War memorials that were community amenities. Although most of these were local halls, meeting houses also qualified. However, they were limited to one for each tribal district unless the enlistments had been especially heavy – as in the Ngāti Porou region on the North Island's East Coast.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 420. National Film Unit, 1949

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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 21 July 2024)

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