Siege of Waerenga-a-Hika Memorial

Siege of Waerenga-a-Hika Memorial, Gisborne: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Siege of Waerenga-a-Hika Memorial Review: 4/5

Siege of Waerenga-a-Hika Memorial

Siege of Waerenga-a-Hika Memorial
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Auckland, New Zealand100 contributions
The Forgotten Memorial
May 2017 • Couples
This memorial commemorates the defenders caught in the Siege of Waerenga-a-Hika during 1865. The monument incorporates Maori designs and seems to contain the profile of a warrior. It is hard to know, this is no plaque naming or describing it. We found the monument to have an elegant, unique design and wished to learn more.
We had only read about this memorial in the Gisborne paper while looking up other information about NZ Land Wars sites in Gisborne. Disappointingly, there is no information about the recent memorial (2015) online and even the I-site was unfamiliar with it. Only by starting at St Luke's Church did we stumble across the memorial. Worse, the access is limited to slippery plank of wood which caused one of us to fall over making for a disappointing visit. There are no signs, no parking and no access. This felt like a forgotten or unwanted memorial; it deserves better.
Written May 25, 2017
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