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National War Memorial

Gummer and Ford also won a competition for the National War Memorial on Wellington’s Mt Cook. The original plan included provision for a ceremonial boulevard that would run from Buckle Street – at the base of the carillon – down to Courtenay Place. This would be used for Anzac and other parades. It would be lined with new buildings of a similar design and height – a principle of ‘city-beautiful’ design. The National War Memorial was erected but the boulevard was never realised. In 2015 the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, which encompassed the carillon, the hall of memories and the tomb of the unknown warrior, was opened.

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Architecture Archive, The University of Auckland, Gummer & Ford Collection
Reference: GF12
Plans by W. H. Gummer and C. R. Ford

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Ben Schrader, 'City planning - Planning between the world wars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 26 Mar 2015