Turua School memorials

Turua School memorials  Turua School memorials

After the First World War, Mr Dale of Turua presented a church bell to St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church as a memorial. When church closed down, the bell was donated to the Turua School. Both the ‘Dale peace bell’ (as it became known) and the school’s own war memorial (a low brick wall built along the main road frontage of the school) were dedicated during the school and district’s centenary celebrations in February 1977.

See: Hauraki Plains Story, ed. Rufus E. Tye, Paeroa, 1974, p. 159-61; Turua School and District Centenary, 1877-1977, Turua, 1977, p. 22.

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