Maungatapere First World War Memorial Church - Maungatapere, Northland, New Zealand
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S 35° 45.456 E 174° 12.407
60H E 247453 N 6039337
Quick Description: The pretty little church is one of only two known War Memorial Churches in New Zealand.
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 12/20/2010 8:21:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMABW6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
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Long Description:
In 1919 a local committee was set up to build a church as a memorial to those men from the District who gave their lives during first world war.

Fund raising was not easy but when it became evident that the money they had raised could not be used for sometime, it was lent to the Maunu Anglican church committee on the understanding that it would be re-funded if it were ever needed. This eventually came about, the additional money was raised and the church was built and opened in early 1928.

Location: State Highway 14, Maungatapere, Northland.

Memorial church with a granite memorial plaque as foundation stone in front of church building. The church is brick on a concrete base, with tiled roof, arched windows of coloured glass and false front with crenulated top. The memorial is in excellent condition.

Inscription: On the foundation stone, names of WW I deceased soldiers are inscribed under a arched title of

Maungatapere Memorial Church

Erected to the men from this district who fell in the
Great war 1914 - 1918

in three columns roughly alphabetically, as follows:
B C Atkinson
J Green
C T Leng
J H Morrison
C Marriner
P Marriner
C Nicholson
A Poiha
L Quintal
C R Robinson
McK Stevens
H C Tavinor
A Wilkinson
R Winlinson
W Woodward
Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 1/1/1928

Private or Public Monument?: Private

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: Mungatapere Local Committee

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

Website for this Monument: [Web Link]

Physical Address of Monument:
S.H. 14
Mungatapere, Northland New Zealand


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