1950's view of the Cenotaph at Auckland War Memorial Museum

Another recent purchase is this postcard of the Cenotaph at Auckland War Memorial Museum.  I love it!

The view is quite different these days because from the level this was snapped at, the trees now block the vista.  This is evidenced in the second photo which I took on 21 April 2012 at the 24th Battalion Beat Retreat.

Note the fabulous old vehicle in the background - no doubt it wasn't old then! Now where the car is there is a gun from the HMS New Zealand instead.

Circa 1955 view of the Cenotaph - click picture for larger view

Similar view at the 24th Battalion Beat Retreat - click picture to go to beat retreat set

Written on the reverse is:
23rd Nov. 1955
Dear Jean
Well here I am in
Auckland.  Had a most enjoyable
trip up.
My brother arrives here
sometime this afternoon.
In  the meantime a friend is
calling  for me here & we are going
out to lunch together.
Love to your Mum & Dad.  Trusting
you are all keeping well.
Love to yourself
from Edith B

©2014 Sarndra Lees


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