Taumata Park memorial grandstand

Taumata Park memorial Taumata Park memorial

The concrete grandstand in Taumata Park was erected  as Eltham’s Second World War memorial. It was opened by the MP for Egmont, E.B. Corbett, on 10 August 1957. The only visible reminder of the war is a concrete tablet above the players’ entrance inscribed ‘Pro Patria  l – l 1939 1945’ with carvings of a soldier, sailor and airman in relief. The names of local men and women who served in the war are found on the Eltham First World War memorial gates.

See: ‘Eltham: Taumata Park Memorial’, Kete New Plymouth; Jock Phillips, To the Memory: New Zealand’s War Memorials, Nelson, 2016, pp. 181, 185-7.

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