Citizens' Memorial Newlands

This memorial is actually called a Citizens' memorial. It was built in the 1920s, and it records the names of those in the community who went to war. They thought about moving the memorial to by the Newlands dairy where the New World is being built but decided against it.

New Zealand sent around 100,000 soldiers both men and woman to World War 1, 18,000 died and 40,000 were wounded. In World War 2 160,000 went to war. The number of New Zealanders that were killed was around 31,633 people.

To remember the New Zealanders who have died in World War 1 and World War 2 we have a day called Anzac Day, on the 25th of April. People come together and celebrate the life of the people that died. A place that people go, is the Newlands War Memorial on Newlands Road. There is a memorial plaque where people lay down flowers in front of the stone. The bed of flowers is formally known as a wreath.

Scroll through 'Sculptures & Memorials' to find the memorial on the Wellington City website.