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A Manatū Taonga audio guide to the statue of Charles Upham in Amberley. Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide in the image carousel above.

A statue in Amberley honours military hero and local farmer Charles Upham, the only man to receive the Victoria Cross twice for courage under fire in the Second World War. Upham's physical strength and determination were honed by his days mustering sheep in the rugged Canterbury high country.

Charles Hazlitt Upham,
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/5u2/1/1

Charles Upham,
http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/people/charles-upham

NZ Victoria Cross winners,
http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/victoria-cross/nz-vc-winners

Upham memorial, Amberley,
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/canterbury-places/4/5

Amberley district,
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/canterbury-places/4

Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way -- its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/

Map showing Amberley Hero - Roadside Stories