Topic: Manaia War Memorials - Obelisk & Band Stand

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The Octagon, Manaia

Manaia Obelisk & Band Stand -1921-22

The Manaia WW I memorials consist of a obelisk (1921) and a band rotunda (1921-22) in the Octagon. The obelisk was unveiled on 27 October 1921 by the Governor-General, Lord Jellicoe - along with that at Auroa and the foundation stone of the Opunake Memorial. [See Web Links below for Hawera Star report 28 Oct 1921.] The band rotunda was, at that stage, unfinished and, as a result, a postponement of the obelisk unveiling was suggested but not proceeded with because of the G-G's unavailability.

[A second red granite obelisk on the western side of the Octagon is to the Armed Constabulary and Patea Field Force of the New Zealand Wars -See Topic below.]

Later in his 1921 Taranaki visit , the G-G unveiled the Bell Block Memorial on the 30 October and may have unveiled the Patea District High School memorial steps on his way from Whanganui to Manaia.

Manaia Obelisk - 1921 

Front Upper

 To Our

Glorious Dead

Who Fell in the

Great War



[VE Day 1995 and VJ Day 1995 plaques removed in 1999(?) to rear face]


Front Lower:

2NZEF (Japan)          Korea

1946-1948                   1950-1954


Malaya     Malaysia        Vietnam

Borneo                                    1964-1972



Left Side

Aitken A                     Campbell A A

Allison C H M                Campbell C C

Anderson  H J H          Clague J E

Anstey C                     Clegg J E

          Barlow E                     Cunningham L J

Bennett E                    Davidson J

Butler L                      Dixon  A

Cadman A                   Doak S

Fendall F S


Right Side

Gamelin E                   Lloyd T

Gilmour A J                McConachie D

Hamerton W               Meuli L W

Hill C                          Murphy P

Hughes C                    Parry P L

Hughes J                    Paterson D

Johnston R C             Poole M L

Le Fleming W K         Ricketts L S

Leslie J W                   Young O M



Lest We Forget

 In Memory of

those who served

in World War II



 Three Bronze Plaques

            VE Day 9 May 1995

            VJ Day 15 August 1995

            100th Anniversary of 1st NZ troop deployment overseas 1999


 Manaia War Memorial - Band Stand

Manaia Bandstand - 1921-22

See all names in Document below

White Marble Panel 1

Men of the Waimate West County

1914     and Manaia Town District      1918

Who served in the Great War

+ denotes those who made the supreme sacrifice


White Marble Panel 2

Four columns of 22 names each


White Marble Panel 3

Four columns of 22 names each


White Marble Panel 4

Four columns of 20 names each


White Marble Panel 5

Dulce et decorum

Est pro patria mori

1914 -1918


White Marble Panel 6

Four columns of 20 names each






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