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Tree Information x

Identifier: CR/G1625
Tree Type: Group
Registered By: NZNTT
Registration Category: Notable tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
This unique war memorial stands where Akaroa Borough School once stood, where many of those honored by the memorial were educated.

Architect Henry St. Aubyn Murray, who was decorated for his service in World War I, designed the memorial. Unveiled in 1924, the memorial lists the names of Banks Peninsula men who died in the South African War (1899-1902) and World War I (1914-1918). A plaque honoring World War II casualties was added later.

Locals gather here every April 25, Anzac Day, in remembrance of all New Zealanders and Australians who have served and died in war (Notes by AlpinerHut, Chantilly, Virginia. Nov 2019. Referenced from TripAdvisor).

[In 1934 four Phoenix canariensis, grown from seed which came from Monte Carlo, were planted in the corners of the memorial as part of the town's Arbor Day celebrations.] Source: 'Arbor Day', Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, 3 August 1934 p. 2

Group Details

Group Type: Single species
Feature Tree Genus: Phoenix
Feature Tree Species: canariensis
Feature Tree Common Names: Canary Island date palm, phoenix palm
QE II Covenanted: No
NZ Indigenous Bush type: Default Value
Actual Planting Date: 1934
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 90 years
Tree Health Description: In Good Health
Local Protection Status: Yes
Tree Present: Yes
Number of Trees: 4
Area Covered: (none)
Group of Tree Type: Commemorative


Date Observer Action
09 Jan 2020 NZNTT


Lat/Long: -43.80562879241876 / 172.96657721097566
Location Name: Banks Peninsula War Memorial
Address: Rue Lavaud
City/Town: Akaroa
Region: Canterbury
Location Description: The 4 palms surround the memorial
Public Accessibility: Local Council Park
Local Authority: Christchurch City Council


Preview Credit Date
XUSandy, TripAdvisor 23 Jan 2017
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