Sapper Horace Moore-Jones commemorative statue

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Sapper Horace Moore-Jones commemorative statue

Sapper Horace Moore-Jones commemorative statue
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AlisonDenton
Hamilton, New Zealand65 contributions
Heart warming tribute
Jan 2020
This statue is of a New Zealand soldier and artist. The statue depicts Moore-Jones sketching, kneeling on a seven-tonne slab of stone cut from the battlefields of Gallipoli.After returning to NZ he lost his life saving others in a fire at the Hamilton Hotel. The statue stands outside the existing Hamilton Hotel building
Written 4 January 2020
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Stephen C
Austin, TX80 contributions
Honoring a hero
Jan 2019 • Couples
Horace served with the NZEF at Gallipoli during WWI as a sapper in an engineering unit. He died in Hamilton from injuries received rescuing people from a hotel fire. He is remember here. Stop and see the memorial and read his story.
Written 29 January 2019
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judyosborne23
15 contributions
Honor the Fallen
May 2018 • Family
So good to see a local war hero honored. .As well as his later help in a local hotel fire that cost him his life.What a wonderful person to have as a local hero. It is a beautiful work of art and stands proudly to be seen by all. Maybe a brief of his life could be added to the statue, although where it is is not as accessible as it would be in a park.
Written 18 June 2018
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santo t
Auckland, New Zealand7,410 contributions
Tribute to Hamilton Hero
May 2018 • Couples
A piece of history revealed at the city centre street, the statue of Sapper Horace Moore-Jones, a soldier, war artist and then heroic figure who lived and died in Hamilton when he selflessly entered the burning Hamilton Hotel and subsequently died while saving others from the fire of 3 April 1922. A very detailed and beautiful bronze statue of this hero now on the middle of Victoria Street, and the naming of the adjacent road to a new name Sapper Moore Jones Place as a tribute to unsung hero of Hamilton. You can find this statue in the road island in front of 161 Victoria Street Hamilton, when you do strolling in city centre area.
Written 27 May 2018
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katejim1
Boonah, Australia341 contributions
Wonderful memorial to a local man
Feb 2018 • Couples
You can't miss this as it is in the centre reservation on Victoria St. It is fantastic and a great celebration of a local hero. The art work of the statue is fantastic in my view.
Written 19 March 2018
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Guess_13
Hamilton, New Zealand47 contributions
Awesome Artwork by Matt Gauldie
Feb 2018
The work was created by New Zealand Defence Force artist Captain Matt Gauldie to celebrate the life and heroism of Sapper Horace Moore-Jones and to commemorate the centennial of the WW1 Gallipoli battle. It is a touching rendition of a hero.
Written 4 February 2018
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Dorsetbruce
Poole, UK4,824 contributions
Impressive statue
Dec 2017 • Solo
A little difficult to notice it unless you know where to look. I was expecting to find it in an area to itself like in Memorial Park but it is in the middle of a traffic island in Victoria Street. It is a nice statue but there is nothing around the base to explain about Sapper Moore-Jones and the fact he was an influential artist during Gallipoli. Worth a quick look but should be in a more peaceful and scenic place.
Written 11 December 2017
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SLRobinsonNZ
Whanganui, New Zealand627 contributions
Good for history lovers
Aug 2017 • Solo
For those interested in history, this is a nice statue to stop and see and photograph. There are plenty of other interesting spots nearby to check out so make sure you have your camera with you.
Written 2 August 2017
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Leanne M
Hamilton, New Zealand307 contributions
love this staute
Apr 2017 • Family
Really lovely statue in the heart of Hamilton. I thin kit has been done really well. Gardens around it look good to for inner city gardens.
Written 28 April 2017
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Katieclem46
Hamilton, New Zealand657 contributions
Tribute to Hamilton hero
Dec 2016 • Friends
A newish addition of bronze statue, at the spot where he died saving others. A survivor and Gallipoli artist, he is portrayed in uniform, artist's pencil in hand, the bronze mounted on stone from Gallipoli by donated by Turkey.
Written 26 April 2017
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