National War Memorial

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The National War Memorial with the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in the foreground.

The Memorial is actually two buildings from two different eras. The art-deco carillon tower was opened on Anzac Day 1932 and the Hall of Memories was completed in 1964.

The same architects, Gummer & Ford and the same builder, P. Graham & Sons, worked on both projects.

The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior contains the remains of a New Zealand soldier who died on the Somme during the First World War, but whose body could not be identified. He was re-interred in his new tomb on Armistice Day, 11 November 2004. He is a symbol of remembrance for all the New Zealanders who never made the journey home.

Read more about the National War Memorial, now part of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park  

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