Topic: ANZAC War Memorials

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Government Gardens, Rotorua Lakefront & Whakarewarewa Village.

 Arawa Soldiers Memorial 

 Sources For information about the following memorials

 Arawa Soldiers Memorial

"Government Gardens" by Philip Andrews, p11.

"The Government Gardens" by Paula Savage, p29-32.

"The sorrow and the pride" by Chris MacLean (see index)

"The new century in Rotorua" by Don Stafford, p128.

In "Rotorua Daily Post" 28 March 1979.

Don Stafford Files : 'Carved Houses', 'Regal & Vice-Regal', 'Government Gardens'. 


Frederick Wylie memorial statue

Frederick Wylie died in the Boer War 1901. The statue was unveiled in the Government Gardens on 24 February 1904.WW100, Rotorua Poppy Installation

"Government Gardens" by Philip Andrews, p36-37.

Don Stafford File : 'Boer War 1904'

"The New Century in Rotorua" by Don Stafford, p60.

Sculpted by 'W. Parkinson & Co.' Monumental Sculptors, Victoria Street, West Auckland.


WWI memorial

In Government Gardens unveiled 6 July 1924

"Government Gardens" by Philip Andrews, p37.

Don Stafford File : 'World War 1"

Sculpted by 'W. Parkinson & Co.' Monumental Sculptors, Victoria Street, West Auckland.

Te Hokowhitu A Tu

Memorial gateway at entrance of Te Whakarewarewa Village by the bridge crossing the Puarenga Stream. Commemorates soldiers of Tuhourangi who died in the two World Wars, opened 22 April 1950.

In "New Century of Rotorua" by Don Stafford, p 294-295.

Photograph in 'Daily Post' 24 April 1950.


Memorial Gates & Memorial Park officially dedicated 26 April 1958 by Archdeacon R. Hodgson, local Rev. A. Salmond and Mayor Murray Linton. See Rotorua Post 26 April 1958 for details.  Ask at the 2nd Floor Service Desk for access to microfiche of the newspaper.

RSA Memorial Wall - at the entrance to Memorial Drive, Lake end of Fenton Street. Rebuilt and remodelled by Rotorua RSA & Rotorua District Council in 1993.

In 'Daily Post' 24 Apr 1993,  p1.

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ANZAC War Memorials


9 Queens Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Latitude and Longitude coordinates: -38.1354558,176.26060970000003

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Date of Event:25 April