Rotorua - Arawa War Memorial - New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
S 38° 08.094 E 176° 15.516
60H E 435026 N 5778957
Quick Description: a Large Memorial at the junction of the roundabout , The Arawa memorial in the gardens at Rotorua. The figure on top is George V, the panel below shows the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. The sculptor was W.H. Feldon.
Location: New Zealand
Date Posted: 9/6/2009 3:36:50 PM
Waymark Code: WM75V6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 11

Long Description:
The Memorial was unveiled
by H.R.H The Duke of York
28-2-1927.

TRANSCRIPTION:
ERECTED BY THE ARWA TRIBES
IN PERPETUAL REMEMBRANCE
OF THEIR SONS
WHO IN THE
GREAT WAR
LOYALLY UPHELD
THE CAUSE OF
THEIR GOD
THEIR COUNTRY
AND THEIR KING

1914 - 1919
A.P.KAIPARA 2nd Lt
ALFRED PINKER Pte
ALBERT P ANARU Pte
CHARLES HALL Pte
CHARLES SAVAGE Sgt
DICK HAPPY Pte
GEORGE R REWA L/cpl
HANI GRACE Lt
HOMEPA HEREWINI Pte
HOROMONA KANAPU Pte
HOHEPA MARINO Pte
HOAMI NCAMU Pte
HONE T RAPONI Cpl
KAPU HAIRA Pte
KAUWHATA COROON Sgt
MATENE R DUFF Sgt
MANU TUKI Pte
NIKORA TE TUNI Pte



history of monument:
Other human figures on war memorials include two statues of King George V, both sculpted by an English migrant, W. H. Feldon. One at Matakana was done in Oamaru stone and is now badly weathered into a ghostly visage; another sits atop a wonderfully rich memorial to the dead of Te Arawa at Rotorua. The memorial also includes historic scenes important to Te Arawa and is surrounded by eight carvings, nga pumanawa ewaru, the eight pulsating hearts or ancestors of Te Arawa.




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: Arawa Tribes

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

Physical Address of Monument:
Rotarura, New Zealand
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