Accession Number
2013.17.35
Brief Description
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 1 March 2011 showing earthquake damage to the Lyttelton Cenotaph on Simeon Quay.
Production Role
Photographer
Production Date
01 Mar 2011
Associated Person
Associated Person Notes
Designer
Associated Event Notes
Damage caused
Associated Period
2011/2010s
Associated Place
Lyttelton/Christchurch/Canterbury/South Island/New Zealand
Background
The New Zealand Flag at the Lyttelton War Memorial, along with those around the country, flew at half mast for several days following the 22 February 2011 earthquakes. Following further aftershocks the Cenotaph was dismantled. In September 2013 it was announced that the war memorial would be incorporated into the new Lyttelton civic square to be built by the Christchurch City Council on the corner of London and Canterbury Streets. This location will be the memorial’s third as it was deemed a traffic hazard and had to be relocated to Simeon Quay from its original site in the middle of the intersection of Oxford and London Streets.
Collecting Unit
Current Rights Code

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