Erebus disaster memorial at Waikumete Cemetery

This memorial at Waikumete Cemetery in Auckland was erected above the graves of those not identified following the Erebus disaster. It was dedicated in November 1980 on the first anniversary of the tragedy. Inscribed on it were the names of the 44 victims whose remains were either not identified or not recovered from Antarctica.

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Details showing the inscriptions on the memorial.

memorial tree

A brass plaque near the memorial commemorating all those who died in the disaster was unveiled at the same time. A tree was also planted, possibly by relatives of the Japanese victims.

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