Waitapu Urupā influenza memorial, New Plymouth

The Waitapu Urupā influenza memorial commemorates ‘the resting place of unknown loved ones who died from the Great Flu Epidemic in Taranaki’. Local mason Callum Mahy erected a stone tablet in consultation with the urupā trustees of Ngāti Te Whiti hapū, after learning about the urupā and those buried there while working nearby on a project.  

The memorial was unveiled on 10 November 2018. 

Read more: 'Forgotten 1918 flu victims now have a memorial in New Plymouth cemetery'. Stuff, 10 November 2018. 

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