Kōrero: Memorials and monuments

Roadside cross

Roadside cross

Most memorials in New Zealand are put up with the support of national or local governments, often with some contribution from the public. However, since the mid-1990s there have been an increasing number of memorials in the form of crosses alongside roads, marking the spot where people died in accidents. These are purely private initiatives, and are not usually built of permanent materials – but they do invite a wider audience to reflect on the terrible cost of road accidents.

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Photograph by Andy Palmer

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Memorials and monuments - Memorials since 1960', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/32578/roadside-cross (accessed 16 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 26 Mar 2015