Kawhia South war memorial

Kawhia South war memorial

The original Kawhia South First World War memorial, unveiled in 1923, was a memorial gate erected at the entrance to the Kinohaku Public Hall. The names of 23 men from the district who had given their lives were inscribed on marble tablets attached to the pillars. Seven Second World War names were later added.

When the road was widened in the 1960s the memorial gate was demolished. The names were inscribed instead on a polished granite tablet set into a limestone wall below the hall.

See: Kawhia South, comp. Colleen Neal and Ken Shaw, Te Kuiti, 1996, pp. 32-3.

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