Tangiwai memorial dedication

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The Very Reverend James Baird, vice-president of the National Council of Churches, dedicating the Wellington memorial for victims of the Tangiwai disaster. The Tangiwai National Memorial, designed by Government Architect F. Gordon Wilson, was unveiled at Karori Cemetery on 26 March 1957.

The memorial features 16 graves of Tangiwai victims, each with a bronze plaque at the foot. The plaques on the eight graves of those whose bodies were never identified bear the inscription, ‘Known Unto God’.

Read more about the memorial, including the names listed on it (Ministry for Culture and Heritage).

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