Firefighters’ memorial: Picturing Canterbury

Firefighters' memorial by Cathy White. CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 NZ. CCL-Kete-CaWh-IMG-1326.

The Firefighters' memorial is a sculpture made from steel girders from the site of the World Trade Centre and was gifted to Christchurch by the city of New York. Artist Graham Bennett used the steel to create a memorial to firefighters. It was unveiled on Labour Weekend in 2002.

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The Discovery Wall is a large interactive exhibition which allows several people to simultaneously explore images and stories of the history of the people and places of Christchurch. Images displayed on the Wall can also be found on the Discovery Wall website.

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