Posts tagged with War memorials

St David’s church and the history of the art of remembrance

Detail showing quatrefoils in Max Gimblett's 'Art of Remembrance'. St David's Church, Auckland, 2015 from Art of Remembrance website

Last year, thousands of bronze quatrefoils transformed the exterior of Auckland’s St David’s Presbyterian Church in Khyber Pass (see detail here). This was Max Gimblett’s World War One commemorative project ,‘Remembrance’. The connection between the church and war remembrance has a long history. In 1920, parishioners decided to replace their current place of worship with… Read more »

War memorials for Anzac Day

  • St marys Church, February 2009
  • St Marys, Nelson, February 2009
  • St Marys, Nelson, February 2009
  • St Marys, Nelson, February 2009

To the left is a war memorial that I discovered in Nelson. It is on the grounds of St Marys Catholic Church in Manuka Street. I don’t know anything about this memorial and it’s not listed on the register of war memorials on NZHistory.net.nz. Any information about it would be gratefully recieved. It would also be great to… Read more »

Great War memorials

  • Collingwood memorial detail, February 2009
  • Memorial detail, February 2009
  • Memorial detail, February 2009
  • Detail of Collingwood memorial, February 2009

In February I was in Collingwood, a small town in Golden Bay at the top of the South Island. Like many towns and cities around New Zealand, Collingwood has war memorials dedicated to local men who died in both world wars.  My grandfather, who was born in Collingwood, was only eight years old when WWI started… Read more »