Saturday, November 29, 2008

Memorial Park, Avondale

The small park at the corner of St Georges and Great North Roads was gifted by the Avondale Presbyterian Church to Auckland City Council as a war memorial area in 1948. A memorial was raised in honour of those in the district who gave their lives in both World Wars. Each Anzac Day, the annual service is now held there.

In addition to the long stone (which, unfortunately, has no names) are four plaques produced on various anniversaries to do with the Boer War through to World War II.

The Boer War one is interesting. Memorials to the Boer War are far fewer than to World Wars I & II, but it was still our first real conflict which gave rise to memorials.

More information here.

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