Corners of Waimakariri: the Monument in Victoria Park

Thousands of people have walked past it without reading what it is all about, but the little monument has a dual purpose.

One one side it commorates the coronation of King Edward VII in 1902 (he had succeeded his mother Queen Victoria the previous year).

The other side, however, is a memorial to two Rangiora soldiers who died in the South African War of 1899-1902, Sergeant H R Rule and Trooper J W Sansom.

And there is actually a third purpose: a sundial on the top!

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