Monuments & Statues in Christchurch

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Monuments & Statues in Christchurch

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  • TWal1
    Canberra, Australia2,938 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This memorial is in the heart of Christchurch’s shopping district and is close to the Riverside Market. The structure is large and represents the sacrifices of New Zealanders in wars across the globe. This level of patriotism is typical across the country. Please pause and reflect on the service and sacrifice of many people.
    Written 10 March 2024
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  • pakabay
    Adelaide, Australia2,193 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial, on the banks of the beautiful Avon River in central Christchurch is large but subtle, understated and respectful.

    It doesn’t shout “look at me” but is easily accessible and pays a moving tribute to those who lost their lives in the violent events of 2011.
    Written 9 February 2024
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  • Brissy2
    Hervey Bay, Australia7,550 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located next to the Christchurch Cathedral, the Chalice Sculpture is a very tall (18m) and impressive piece of artwork. It would be striking at night with the floodlight that sits in the base of the cone.
    Written 6 April 2023
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  • Jaroslav Nečas
    Brno, Czech Republic1,420 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • danielkayelene
    The Summit, Australia757 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderfully designed statues at one of the HopOn HopOff Tram stops. They are life size, subsequently low to the ground and easy to miss.
    Written 12 January 2023
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  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia4,738 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • roy v
    Traralgon, Australia4,862 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Always like to see old statues of historic figures and this one in Victoria Square of Queen Victoria is a beauty.
    What a marvellous Lady she was who ruled over the British Empire of that era . Well worth looking around the area.
    Nice gardens and old bridges and also a good Statue of Captain Cook stands nearby
    Written 23 February 2023
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  • Naina-Damani
    London, UK1,032 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia18,557 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia4,738 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Brissy2
    Hervey Bay, Australia7,550 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    John Godley was known as the Founder of Canterbury and this centrally located statue was apparently the first statue portraying a person in New Zealand!
    Written 6 April 2023
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia18,557 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia18,557 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, Australia4,738 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia4,738 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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