Posts Tagged ‘ Gordonton cenotaph ’

Homes needed for Anzac crosses

Apr 26th, 2019 | By
Anzac 2019

  These white crosses need a home. The families of the soldiers they commemorate are invited to take these from the cenotaph. They were collected by Commander Brett Fotheringham RNZN from the NZ War Graves Project last year, hoping local families could retain them.  Please feel free to pick one of these white crosses from

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Dawn, Anzac Day 2017

Apr 25th, 2017 | By
Anzac 2018


Mystery surrounds local war veteran

Apr 27th, 2015 | By

The name of a First World War veteran on Gordonton’s cenotaph is a complete mystery. “Sometimes I wondered, was it a mistake that they put this man’s name here,” Gordonton’s Cilla Henry told Waikato Times reporter Elton Smallman recently. Paritawa Tewai is one of two Maori names etched on the memorial – the other belongs

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