Photograph Collection Matakohe Soldiers Monument; 1920-1990; C1 1996_559_1-31


Photograph Collection Matakohe Soldiers Monument

About this object

A photograph collection of the construction and unveiling of the Matakohe Monument for a memorial for the soldiers of the Great War in 1920-22. 1-9 Quarry of the rock for the monument on J.G. Coates property Te Kowhai. 10-11. Transporting the rock to stonemasons Bouskill and Parkinson in Auckland. 12. Erecting the monument in situ Matakohe. 13-26. January 3 1922, the procession, speeches and unveiling of the monument and the German Howitzer Gun that was displayed alongside. 27-31. Views of the monument and gun in subsequent years including 1966 and 1990, when the Howitzer gun was replaced with a WW2 Bofurs gun.

Place Made

New Zealand

Date Made


Subject and Association Description

photograph WW1

Object Type


Medium and Materials


Named Collection

Gallie Collection

Credit Line

George Gallie

Object number

C1 1996_559_1-31


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