Whangarei & District War Memorial - Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member No Fixed Aboder
S 35° 42.761 E 174° 20.206
60H E 259073 N 6044648
Quick Description: At night the War Memorial atop the summit is lit for the city to see.
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 11/3/2010 11:29:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMA22M
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
The memorial is of an obelisk that has a red crucifix on each side. The crucifix is lit up bright red at night time.

The plaque reads:-
We shall remember them
Whangarei and District War Memeorial
Unveiled 25 Aril 1957
Dedicated to all those who served

The monument sits on top of the bush clad Mount Parihaka which dominates the Whangarei landscape. Mount Parahaki towers 241 metres above the city and was once the site of New Zealand's largest Maori pa. The panoramic vista from the lookout shows the city below and how the tentacles of the harbour reach into the countryside shaped by the ancient volcanic cones and lava flows.
Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

In Honor Of: To all that served

Marker Text:
We shall remember them Whangarei and District War Memeorial Unveiled 25 Aril 1957 Dedicated to all those who served


Date of dedication: 25 April 1957

Who Put it Here?: Unknown

Description of Memorial:
The memorial is of an obelisk that has a red crucifix on each side. The crucifix is lit up bright red at night time. The monument sits on top of the bush clad Mount Parihaka which dominates the Whangarei landscape. The panoramic vista from the lookout shows the city below and how the tentacles of the harbour reach into the countryside shaped by the ancient volcanic cones and lava flows.


Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Visited Logs must contain, at least, a picture of the monument and your GPSr. Preferably YOU at the monument with your GPSr, but we understand that some people are camera-shy.
It is suggested you please include something about your visit here, as well.
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