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Howick NZ Wars memorial


On 1 November 1930 a substantial wooden lychgate was dedicated at the Selwyn Road entrance to All Saints Anglican Church, Howick. This was built to serve as a memorial to men of the imperial and colonial forces who had served during the New Zealand Wars between 1845 and 1865. According to a newspaper report, it was also intended as a memorial to ‘friendly Maori’.

The bronze tablet installed on the eastern wall listed the names of 68 ex-soldiers and members of the militia who had been buried in the churchyard since 1865.


  • ‘Howick Memorial’, Auckland Star, 31 January 1930, p. 3
  • ‘Maori War Veterans: Memorial at Howick’, NZ Herald, 3 November 1930, pp. 6, 11
  • Robert Hattaway and Margaret Willis, When All the Saints: Celebrating 150 Years of All Saints’ Church, Howick, Howick, 1997, pp. 83-4
  • Alan La Roche, Grey’s Folly, Howick, 2011, pp. 196-7

Images and information: Bruce Ringer, Auckland City Libraries, 2013

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