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Apia Town Clock Tower

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Apia Town Clock Tower

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saronic wrote a review Dec 2019
Zurich, Switzerland18,633 contributions1,840 helpful votes
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Everybody coming to Apia will encounter this well visible monument in a flowery roundabout in the center of the town. It is a building, which dates from the times of the 'Western Samoa Trust Territory', administered by New Zealand after 1920. It commemorates the Samoan soldiers that died in WWI. It is an opportunity to reflect upon a period of changes in Samoan history. In the summer of 1914 by instigation of Great Britain a 'New Zealand Expeditionary Force' landed in Apia, then part of 'German Samoa' since 14 years. Wiith hardly any defensive power the Germans surrendered and were then mostly interned in New Zealand. The country, legally still German, was now under 'New Zealand British Military Occupation' till the end of the war. Most Samoan men, who lost their lives - usually in Europe - during WWI had already been living in New Zealand, when they joined the ANZAC troops. It is known that there were also Samoans, who had enlisted in the 'German Forces', but for them there is no memorial.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Marise C wrote a review Oct 2019
North Island, New Zealand12 contributions
So nice to be taken back to the days where nearly every town had a clock, nice to hear the bells. It is an attraction and focal point in Apia.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Rob L wrote a review Oct 2019
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions18 helpful votes
As already stated this clock tower is a good land mark to go to the fish market (a must do if into sea food and if you have cooking facilities. Near the fish market are two must do attractions; The fish restaurant which is open air but delicious fish and chips and quite cheap. Fruit drinks in a big cup is also cheap and they go well with the meal. Near this fish restaurant is a souvenier place where one can get many trophies to take home. Once again I travelled in May 2018 so as the year column does not go back that far I have to lie.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Professional-Pilgrim wrote a review Oct 2019
Alberta, Canada1,371 contributions547 helpful votes
It's easy to get a look at this old tower, commemorating servicemen who participated in WWI (mostly New Zealanders and Australians), but if you want to get up close, you will have to brave the traffic racing around this roundabout. The plaque is cracked, and in poor condition, which is sad. The WWII monument is in much better shape, but less impressive.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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petertaylor57 wrote a review Sep 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand305 contributions74 helpful votes
Most roads seem to end up there. Familiar and easy to find landmark built in memory of those Samoans sacrificed in WWI. A great resource if you are crossing the dateline from American Samoa, or just plain jet-lagged from coming the other way.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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