Howick - Auckland Combined War Memorial
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
S 36° 53.532 E 174° 55.668
60H E 315352 N 5915081
Quick Description: A Obelisk Memorial on Stockade Hill, in Howick this is where the Armistice Day Parade March starts.
Location: New Zealand
Date Posted: 8/31/2009 1:30:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM74EN
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 4

Long Description:
To the Memory of Our Glorious Dead
who gave
their lives in the Cause of
Liberty and Justice in the Great War
1914 - 1918
then a list of names for The great War
and 1939 - 1945
with another list of the names

HISTORY OF MONUMENT
Howick and Pakuranga First World War memorial

In 1920 construction began of a First World War memorial for the Howick and Pakuranga areas on Stockade Hill, Howick. The exact date of the unveiling ceremony is unknown, but was probably in 1921.
In 1935 the Howick Ex-servicemen's Club also erected a flagstaff on the hill.
For many years the obelisk served as the site for wreath-laying ceremonies only, but in 1961 for the first time the entire Anzac Day service was held on the hill.
On 25 May 2006, during an Anzac Day dawn ceremony a memorial plaque was unveiled on Stockade Hill, in memory of Reginald Judson VC, who had reputedly planted an oak tree there eighty years before.

details taken from the auckland memorials site.

Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 01/01/1920

Private or Public Monument?: Government

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: AUCKLAND CITY

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: Australia/New Zealand

Physical Address of Monument:
Stockade Hill
Howick
Auckland, New Zealand
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