Hawera Sth African War memorial

War Memorial War Memorial

These memorial gates at King Edward Park, Hawera were erected in 1904/5 to commorate the Hawera Industrial Exhibition.  The exhibition organisers decided to include a plaque to remember Hawera district residents who died in the South African War. Newspaper reports suggest there may have been another plaque on the right-hand side gate but this may have been removed at some stage. If you know anything more about this please email info@nzhistory.net.nz

For further information see these articles from the Hawera and Normanby Star  18 Aug 1904; 20 Aug 1904 and 8 June 1905 (PapersPast).

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