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Transcript 11242

NEW ZEALAND MEMORIAL

Photo of Howard, John

Howard, John

Period of Service: 11/03/1996 to 03/12/2007

More information about Howard, John on The National Archive website.

Release Date: 14/06/1999

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 11242

I warmly welcome Mrs Shipley's announcement today that she has

approved the design for a New Zealand Memorial to be built

at the intersection of ANZAC Parade and Constitution Avenue in Canberra.

A gift from New Zealand to Australia, the memorial will honour the

strong bonds between our two countries, forged first and most famously

at Gallipoli and renewed on many occasions since.

The memorial will stand on either side of ANZAC Parade and represent

in bronze the handles of a traditional Maori kete basket. The memorial

will be a solemn tribute to the important place that the original

ANZACs have in the history of both countries.

It will symbolise the shared sacrifices both nations have made in

defence of the common principles and values their people hold dear.

It will also be a constant reminder of the continuing commitment by

us both to those values.

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