• Palmerston North City Library (map)
  • 4-11 The Square
  • Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, 4410
  • New Zealand

During World War I, 103,000 New Zealanders served overseas. Of those, 18,500 died and 50,000 were wounded, including over 500 individuals who called the Manawatu home paying the ultimate sacrifice. Since the end of the war, their descendants have kept their names alive through the creation of arches, school gates, honour boards, obelisks and other types of memorials.
Following on from the centenary commemorations of ANZAC Day on April 25th, Peter Olsen will take the group on a guided tour of a selection of the more than 50 World War I memorials which dot the Manawatu landscape. Offering insight into the mindset of locals and the communities in which they lived, Peter draws on a deep knowledge of this crucial time in New Zealand history.

  • Tour will start at the Cenotaph in the Square, moving through Palmerston North and on to Rangiotu Taikorea, Glen Oroua, Rongotea, Sanson and Feilding (if time permits) before returning to Palmerston North.
  • Pick-up at 1:30 pm and drop-off at 4:30pm from Arena Manawatu carpark on Waldegrave Street. Please bring refreshments if needed.

Cost is $12 per person. To book and pay for your seat please call at the 2nd Floor of the Library at Research and Archives.

For more information contact

evan.greensides@pncc.govt.nz or call (06) 351 4519