Photograph, Wyndham War Memorial Unveiling 1924; Unknown photographer; 11.11.192...
Photograph, Wyndham War Memorial Unveiling 1924About this object
This is a photograph of Wyndham's World War One cenotaph in 1924. The cenotaph has Florence Nightingale on the top, no doubt in keeping with Wyndham's founding tradition of naming streets after places and people associated with the Crimean War.
The erecting of a memorial was first considered at a public meeting in 1919. In 1922, the Town Board received an offer for its design but it was not until 1924 that a contract for its building was given to a firm from Dunedin. The cost was £899 and this left £50 for laying out the grounds. The museum has numerous photographs of the event, and the memorial bears the names of the 24 servicemen who died in the 1914-18 conflict and 12 who died in World War 2.
There is a Union Jack hanging from the memorial and we presume this photo was taken prior to the official opening on 11 October 1924.
1920sMedium and Materials
organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, photographic paper
organic, vegetal, processed material, paper
Below the photo: ' Wyndham R.S. Memorial'
Added in pencil on lower right corner: 'WY.0000.1280'
h 87 mm x w 200 mmSubject and Association Keywords
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