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
Well here I am in
Auckland. Had a most enjoyable
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