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During the COVID-19 pandemic a face mask was places on the statue of Charles John Monro outside Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History.

Monro (1851 - 1933) is credited as the founder of rugby in New Zealand. He introduced rugby in 1870. He was a resident of Palmerston North from 1888 until his death in 1933. 

This statue was unveiled September 26 2011 by His Excellency, Lt. Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mataparae, GNZM, QSO Governor- General of New Zealand. 

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2020BD_IMCA-DigitalMaster_030771
Title
Charles Monro Statue - COVID-19 Pandemic
Format
Born Digital
Held In
IMCA Digital Archive
Date
May 18, 2020

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Place
Main Street, Palmerston North

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covid-19,
pandemic,
rugby,
statue,
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