My goal is to personally visit and collate information from 100 New Zealand World War One memorials throughout New Zealand to commemorate the Centenary of World War One and to remember those who paid the ultimate price.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Alexandra War Memorial Unveiling
Alexandra memorial was unveiled on Armistice Day 1921 (11.11.1921) by William Black the then Mayor of Alexandra. The top photograph shows the memorial moments before the unveiling with the Union Jack drapped over it. The photograph below was taken after the unveiling.
Today Alexandra's memorial still holds centre of attention situation in the middle of town. It is a lovely memorial. http://100nzmemorials.blogspot.com/2011/07/alexandra-memorial-12-july-2011.html
The photographs above are kindly reproduced with the permission of the Central Stories and Museum and Art Gallery, Alexandra. The museum is well worth a visit if you are visiting the area and they have a great collection of local archives. Please do not reproduce these images without their permission.
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