Monuments/ Statues in Christchurch

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Monuments & Statues in Christchurch

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  • Sus1952
    Palmerston North, New Zealand1,914 contributions
    This is a very moving area to visit. So many lives were lost and every one is remembered on this simple wall remembers them all. This understated white wall is such an inspirational memorial to those taken from us by the 2011 earthquake.
    Written 28 February 2022
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  • MissTinkerbelle
    Christchurch, New Zealand169 contributions
    A great gathering place for tourists and locals alike giving panoramic views down Cashel mall and the AVon River
    Written 5 January 2021
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  • Raymond
    144 contributions
    Certainly a symbol of downtown, rather bizarre looking, looks like a ice cream cone.
    I think the monument to the earthquake victims made up of rock and stone nearby has much more meaning.
    Written 8 March 2020
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  • Jaroslav Nečas
    Brno, Czech Republic916 contributions
    Statue itself is not extraordinary. Later I got the knowledge about the person. R.F. Scott was a polar scout who led 2 expeditions to Antarctic.
    Written 26 November 2020
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  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia2,555 contributions
    Made from medals and coins, it is a symbol of peace located in Christchurch. It is one a group of peace bells located across the world.
    This one is located in a lovely setting in the center of the Christchurch botanical gardens. It is a very solid piece of metal and you can touch it and ring it.
    Its a very tactile, sensory exhibit which is actually very calming. Maybe something to do with the setting as well.
    Well worth a visit if you are in the gardens.
    Written 17 September 2019
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  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia2,555 contributions
    John Robert Godley is the founding father of Canterbury. The statue is in the square out front of the cathedral. Its another nice statue commemorating the history of the area. Again, have a look, take a photo and be back on your way sight seeing around this beautiful city.
    Written 28 September 2019
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  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia2,555 contributions
    The ducks love this, hence the copious amounts of duck poo on it. Its an amazing sculpture which is pretty cool to look at. It does need a good clean though. Stop and have a look at it if you are walking past.
    Written 27 September 2019
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  • ymt888
    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia1,875 contributions
    The bronze cast Queen Victoria Statue is located in Victoria Square which is one of four squares in Christchurch. This is a memorial statue of Queen Victoria.
    Written 27 February 2020
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  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia2,555 contributions
    3 little corgis on high street. Should they be on a lead? Where is the dog catcher?
    Cute little bronze statues representing celebrating the queens jubilee. Worth a look and a photo and then move on. Oh, don't feed the dogs.
    Written 28 September 2019
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia13,332 contributions
    During our travels, we have developed a strange habit, (as we love walking), we lenjoy seeking out monuments/statues/street art etc, as they tell so much of a area and its people. This statue has an interesting story with a sad ending, Henry Nicholas was awarded the VC in 1917 for bravery whilst serving in Belgium, however died in action on 23rd October 1918 aged 26.
    Written 14 September 2019
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  • Naina-Damani
    London, UK1,032 contributions
    Captain James Cook Statue is one of the interesting monuments to see in Victoria Square which is prominent.
    Written 3 January 2021
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  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia2,555 contributions
    We found old Moorhouse when walking through the botanical gardens. It is a very laid back William sitting down with his legs crossed. Have a look / take a photo when going past and then head into the gardens for a look.
    Written 28 September 2019
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia13,332 contributions
    Quite and impressive Maori monument, having pride and place in Victoria square, defifinetly worth a visit in not for historic significance alone.
    Written 11 September 2019
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia13,332 contributions
    Cruising around the squares and parks you will come along, many a statue/sculpture/monument etc, they all have a story to tell. This gentleman was an influential politician during the 1800’s, his claim to fame was being the first Superintendent of the Canterbury region. Most of the statues etc are probably not a stand alone attraction, however, combined they make and interesting walk.
    Written 14 September 2019
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  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia2,555 contributions
    Found in front of the Canterbury museum, William Rolleston was yet another superintendent of the region. Its carved from white marble. Take a photo and move on.
    Written 28 September 2019
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