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The cenotaph, constructed 1926, was unveiled by the Prime Minister of the day Mr J F Coates. The memorial, a copy of one found in Folkstone, England, was for the men who died in the First World War, (WWI) and as such faced north-west towards the battlefield of Flanders. The figure represented the spirit of mother-hood watching where her sons were sleeping, and she has a wreath of remembrance and cross of sacrifice. Subsequent war dead have been added to the list of names on the monument.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2007N_Mo1a_A-E_0315
Title
Unveiling of the Palmerston North War Memorial, The Square
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Mo 1a
Date
February 7, 1926

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The Square, Palmerston North

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activities and events,
cabbage tree,
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scaffolding,
statue,
war on the home front,
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