Kōrero: West Coast places

Kōwhitirangi memorial

Kōwhitirangi memorial

On 8 and 9 October 1941 Stanley Graham, a deranged local farmer, opened fire on police and other locals. Seven men were killed or later died of their injuries. This memorial to the victims was unveiled on 8 October 2004. It has been created from a large boulder from nearby Diedrichs Creek. Each person who died is commemorated by a bronze plaque.

Those killed were: Sergeant William Cooper, Constable Ted Best, Constable Percy Tulloch, Constable Fred Jordan, George Ridley, Gregory Hutchison, and Richard Coulson.

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Private collection
Photograph by Simon Nathan

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Simon Nathan, 'West Coast places - Hokitika', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/21020/kowhitirangi-memorial (accessed 29 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Simon Nathan