Makotuku First World War memorial

Makotuku war memorial.

Site Style Ornamentation Unveiling Date No of Dead
Beside road Plinth   1920 8

Makotuku memorial

Makotuku memorial

Makotuku memorial

Makotuku memorial

Makotuku memorial

Makotuku memorial

Makotuku memorial dedication

Makotuku war memorial dedication ceremony.

Makotuku memorial

Same view in 2007.

Update: Jan. 2008 - the Makotuku cenotaph has been shifted to a location beside the community hall. Thanks to Andy Kells for this information.

Glennis Austin. Black and white image of dedication ceremony from Makotuku Centennial

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Winifred Chambers

Posted: 23 Aug 2021

I spent a number of years as a child in this community with my kuia we were the only Maori people there. The monument used to be by the post office in those days. I used to go and play with the postmaster kids. There was a garage and a shop. Don't know if I've the name right but I think the shop keepers name was Ted Wright. The last house we live in was straight across the road from the school. At the age of 7, I put my arm outside the railcar window and got it open when the mail bag was being transferred the railway platform to the railcar. We were returning back from Danivirke and the train went straight to Waipukerau where I was taken to the hospital.