Print, Photographic, Opening of WW1 Memorial Gates, Tauranga Domain
A large format mounted print showing the official opening of Tauranga Domain WW1 Memorial Gates on 11 December 1921. Sir William Herries MP opened the gates; dedication by Rev E.A. Mc Curcheon; address by Col. G.A. Ward chairman of Tauranga Domain Board. Large crowd of people including soldiers in uniform gathered in Cameron Road outside the Domain.The gates were designed by Colonel Ward and the contractor was Joseph D Brain. Bricklaying by Denniston. Wrought ironwork made in Christchurch. Marble panels contain the name of the local men who died in WW1. Later WW2 names were added. Used to be the site of the annual Anzac Day commemorations. Image mounted on dark brown cardboard On reverse in ink "At the opening of the Memorial Gates Domain Tauranga. approx 1923 [actually 1921]". Identified by Alf Rendell, son of the photographer Robert Rendell, as having been taken by his father.
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
200mm (height), 245mm (width)