Digital Photograph: Earthquake damage to Lyttelton Cenotaph on Simeon Quay, Lyttelton

Michael Davies
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12 Mar 2011
One landscape colour digital photograph taken on 12 March 2011 showing earthquake damage to the Lyttelton Cenotaph on Simeon Quay. The unstable top of the memorial has been deconstructed and is visible on the surrounding grass, a plastic tarpaulin has been used to cover the top of the newly exposed stonework and a temporary fence has been erected around the edge of the reserve.
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The Lyttelton War Memorial, erected in 1923 at the intersection of London and Oxford Streets, was moved to Simeon Quay (pictured) in 1934 because its location in the centre of the road became a traffic hazard. In September 2013 it was announced that it would be moved again to the new Lyttelton civic square being created by the Christchurch City Council on the corner of London and Canterbury Streets. The Simeon Quay site was further damaged by a large landslide during heavy rain in 2012 and had become difficult to access due to traffic near the road tunnel.
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Simeon Quay
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