Auckland Harbour Board Memorial - New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
S 36° 50.550 E 174° 45.846
60H E 300634 N 5920266
Quick Description: A memorial by the Maritime Museum to the Staff of the Auckland Harbour Board, it show's those who served as well as those that died. with shields denoting the battles fought.
Location: New Zealand
Date Posted: 9/7/2009 12:38:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM763C
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 10

Long Description:
dedication:

THIS BEACON
WAS ERECTED BY
AUCKLAND HARBOUR BOARD
TO RECORD THE SERVICES OF
THOSE MEMBERS OF ITS STAFF
WHOSE NAMES ARE ENGRAVED ABOVE
WHO VOLUNTARILY GAVE THEIR ALL
IN THE CAUSE OF
LIBERTY AND FREEDOM
AT THE CALL OF THE MOTHER COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WORLD WAR
OF 1914

" A COUNTRY WHICH DEFENDS ITS LIBERTIES IN THE
FACE OF TYRANNY, COMMANDS THE RESPECT OF ALL;
SUCH A COUNTRY DOES NOT PERISH"
King Albert of Belgium
to his people 1914."


History:

Auckland Harbour Board War Memorial Beacon
This memorial obelisk, commemorating the services of the staff of the Auckland Harbour Board in World War One, was erected at the launch landings on the waterfront west of the Auckland Ferry Building in 1915.

The obelisk was to be used as a daylight beacon and a guiding light at night. In 1969, it was dismantled and put into storage due to the development of the Auckland Downtown Shopping Centre.

It was not until 1999 that the memorial was discovered in Shed 51 on Bledisloe Wharf and moves were made to re-erect the memorial, with assistance from an anonymous benefactor.

The red beacon orb that stood on a wrought iron mounting on top of the memorial was never found. In April 2000, the rest of the memorial was unveiled near the Maritime Museum at the entrance to Princes Wharf.

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

Private or Public Monument?: Private

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: Auckland Harbour Board

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

Physical Address of Monument:
harbourside
Auckland, New Zealand


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