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A cross was first erected on top of the Clock Tower in Palmerston North in December 1960. While intended to be temporary it became a permanent fixture. In 1981 it was replaced with a new more substantial cross, 2.7 metres by 2 metres, paid for by local churches and individuals. The Council paid for its erection and maintenance. The new cross was put in place by crane and was wired by electricians Brian Corsbie, Wayne Bower and David Foster, for lighting from dusk until dawn. A remodelling of the Clock Tower in 2007 saw it replaced by a 'lantern' cross.

Identification

Object type
Image
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Sq 215
Date
July 15, 1981
Digitisation ID
2007P_Sq215_CLO_0502
Held In
Coolstore

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Place
The Square, Palmerston North

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clock tower,
clocktower,
thematic collections,
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