The memorial to Wesley Neal Spragg was erected by his family to honour their son and those who lost their lives in WW1. The memorial itself is very impressive and situated in a remote spot with a stunning view over the Manukau Harbour. For me the memorial made me think about the grief families suffered at this time, this memorial I am sure was erected out of enormous grief. I cannot recommend enough a visit to this memorial. There is a lovely poem written on the side called 'Gone West'
great views from there on a fine day.ReplyDelete
Wesley died in a flying accident rather than in action. The parkland gifted by his family became part of the Auckland Memorial Centennial Park and is now part of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, owned and managed by Auckland Council.ReplyDelete
Hello,in my genealogy research,I have a distant ancestor in 1881 listed in the Electoral Roll as living in Spraggs Lane Auckland West. Have been unable to trace where this lane was situated. Ray King 4138990Delete
HI Ray - the monument is on the side road, off the road to Kaitarakihi Beach which is about 2 km's before Huia. Anyone at The Huia Store would be able to give you directions if you stopped there for a coffee.Delete