Remutaka crossing memorial

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 Balley 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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