Remutaka crossing memorial

Remutaka crossing memorial


On 27 September 2015, as part of a re-enactment of the Remutaka crossing, a memorial was unveiled. It commemorates 60,000 New Zealand troops who made the crossing between the military camp in Featherston and Hutt Valley between 1915 and 1919.

The memorial, designed by Wairarapa artist Niko Thomsen, features a large stone base constructed by Mike Dunn and steel figures made by Thomsen. The steel figures are approximately 50 cm tall and depict soldiers walking from a vehicle towards a woman with a pot of tea. The memorial represents the experience that soldiers had on the march.

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Allan Stanley Waugh

Posted: 21 Apr 2023

A wonderful memorial to the many who walked this path for the last time, willing to head off into the unknown horrors of WW1. I lost three great uncles to that horrendous conflict. They and all who gave the ultimate will soon be formally commemorated at ANZAC dawn services and other events across the world. I will be at the Kings Park, State War Memorial in Perth, Western Australia, honouring Howard Marsh, John Allan and his younger brother, Robert Allan, all of whom died in Belgium in 1917.
Lest we forget.