Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Horses in War Commemorated in Hamilton

The role of horses in war will finally be commemorated with a large bronze sculpture at Hamilton, officially unveiled on Armistice Day, 11 November. 

A whopping 10,000 horses were sent by New Zealand to the First World War and 8,000 to the South African War. Of those horses, just one returned from South Africa in 1902 and only four at the end of the First World War in 1918. 

Hear Matt Gauldie talk with RNZ about what it was like to create this very special memorial work: Horses' role in WWI commemorated in Hamilton

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