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Address: Winton-Lornville Highway | Corner of Gala St, Invercargill 9812, New Zealand
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its a lovely designed cenotaph and nice quiet area to sit and reflect and remember what it was made for

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2016
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Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

its a lovely designed cenotaph and nice quiet area to sit and reflect and remember what it was made for

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I've been here when bagpipes rendered the air with mournful lilting tones, making it easy to imagine the loss all these men suffered to make the lives after theirs better. The cenotaph is set in a lovely small park right at the northern start of the city centre and is always immaculately clean whenever I have been here, from a... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

This is the main War Memorial in Invercargill (the other one is for the Boar War which is at the other end of Dee street.) There are bench seats around the Cenotaph were you can just have time out to remember the falling! etc,

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Riverton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

An impressive monument to the Fallen and strangely peaceful despite being very close to the main road and a busy junction. I try to look at the War memorials in every place I visit, just reading the names brings home the sheer scale of the sacrifices that communities experienced and endured.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

As others below mention, a special place to view the monument aspect, and where important observances such as ANZAC, and also a place to reflect on life and think about the sacrifices made by previous generations, many of whom never saw Southland / NZ again after the Great War 1914-18 and subsequent wars. The place must be well kept year... More 

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Gore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

Nice cenotaph of the Great War easy to get to also recommend the Troopers cenotaph at the round-about south of here.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

We went to the dawn service for ANZAC day and it had been cleaned up spic and span for the event. Was great to see such a huge turnout and the cenotaph looked amazing.

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Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

Beautifully cared for, the cenotaph is in Queen's Park and is a wonderful memorial to the men who gave their lives to help maintain freedom of choice and thought.

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

All communities big and small around New Zealand have memorials to their fallen. Invercargill is no exception and has a few. This is the main Cenotaph and is in a beautiful setting. More care in the last twenty years has seem the memorial reserve enhanced as a focal point of nationhood and respected accordingly. Nice area in the inner city... More 

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Devon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

I noticed the cenotaph for the first time this visit! Shame on me! It was particular fitting to read the names of people of New Zealand who have made the ultimate sacrifice in two world wars. New Zealand payed a very high price for Dutch a small population defending parts of the world so far from their shores and they... More 

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