Mt Hobson War Memorial Seat

Mt Hobson War Memorial Seat

Memorial plaque Memorial plaque

In 1948 members of the Remuera Garden Club began gathering daffodil bulbs for a mass planting on Mt Hobson in honour of local servicemen who had died in the Second World War. In September 1958 a stone memorial seat was erected overlooking the daffodil field. The stone for the seat was donated by Mrs H.H. Corbin. The brass plaque set into the seat reads: “This seat was given by residents of Remuera in memory of boys who played on the slopes of the mountain and who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II.”

Sources: ‘Memorial Seat’, Auckland Star, 30/9/1958; Jenny Carlyon and Diana Morrow, A Fine Prospect: A History of Remuera, Meadowbank and St Johns, Auckland, 2011, p. 109.

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