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Fields of Remembrance

When:

Sat 5 May 2018, 12:00am
Sun 6 May 2018, 12:00am
Mon 7 May 2018, 12:00am
Tue 8 May 2018, 12:00am
Wed 9 May 2018, 12:00pm

Where: Botanic Garden, 101 Glenmore St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

From 18 April to 9 May, part of Wellington Botanic Garden will become a place to reflect on and remember those who died in World War One 1914-1918.

The Fields of Remembrance white crosses installation is now in place on the Salamanca Lawn site in the Botanic Garden, representing all the fallen Wellingtonians during the World War One campaign.

In its final year, the field consists of 5,270 named crosses for every person from the region who died in World War One from 1914-1918 – as well as those who died subsequently from wounds or illnesses contracted while in active service.

The White Crosses project is a nationwide initiative by the Fields of Remembrance Trust, which has organised four regional Fields of Remembrance for reflection – also located in Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin – around Anzac Day every year since 2015.

In its final year, we’re encouraging the public to come and collect the crosses of their friends or relatives on Sunday 6 May between 10am-4pm – when staff will be on hand to help find them.

Alternatively get in touch with Council's Contact Centre by emailing info@wcc.govt.nz or phone 04 499 4444 with details of the relative/friend before Sunday 6 May so the team can put it aside for collection.

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