New Zealand War Memorial
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Hyde Park Corner (2006)
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Designed by architect John Hardwick-Smith and sculptor Paul Dibble, the memorial consists of sixteen cross-shaped vertical bronze pillars leaning within a grassy hill in a formation said to symbolize the ‘Haka’, the New Zealand war dance still performed as the prelude to international rugby matches.

Each pillar is decorated with words, patterns and images representing New Zealand life and culture.

The crosses are lit at night so that, from a distance, they resemble the pattern of stars on the New Zealand flag.
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