( some inscriptions on the columns of the memorial )The Treaty of Waitangi 1840
This memorial commemorates the enduring bonds between New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and our shared sacrifice during times of war. It is a symbol both of our common heritage, and of New Zealand's distinct national identity.
He whakamaharatanga tēnei e whakanui ana i nga hononga kei waenganni i a Aotearoa me Piritana Nui, tapiri atu ki tō rāua tū tahi i ngā wā o te pakanga. He ohu hoki tēnei ki ngā taonga tuku iho ōrite ki ēnei whenua, tae rawa ki te tuakiri ake o Aotearoa.
The Endeavour, commanded by Captain Joseph Cook, departed England on 25 August 1768. The expedition had traveled south to observe the transit of Venus and to sail south to latitude 40 in search of the southern continent and then sailwest to New Zealand. The first sighting of New Zealand was made by Nicholas Young on 6 October 1769.
Haere me te whakaaro ki te pupuri i te rongo toa o tatou tupuna kaua hei tukuna e koutou kia ukuia atu i runga i a tatou i a ratou uri tenei Raymond. Haere "Kia wehi ki te Atua, whakahonoretia te Kingi"
Farewell young men. Go and uphold the name of our warrior ancestors, "Fear God, and honour the King." Te Koparo Newspaper Sept. 1914
you do remember you have the mana, the honour and the good name of the Maori people in your keeping this night .... Do your duty to the last, and whatever comes never turn your backs on the enemy.' Chaplain Wainohu's address before the night attack 6 August 1915
Just before midday on 1 May 1940, the men of the battalion prepared to leave Palmerston North. Dressed in their greatcoats and lemon-squeezer hats, with officers carrying side-arms and the remainder of the battalion carrying rifles, they looked impressive as they marched for the last time before the citizens of Palmerston North.
Article the Third
In consideration thereof Her Majesty the Queen Of England extends to The Natives of New Zealand Her royal protection and Imparts to them all the Rights and Privileges of British Subjects.
Ko Te Tuatoru
Hei wakaritenga mai hola tenei mo te wakaaetanga ki te Kawanatanga o te Kuini - Kawasaki tiakina e te Kuini o Ingarani nga tangata maori katoa o Nu Tirani Kawasaki tukua ki a ratou nga tikanga katoa rite tahi ki ana mea ki nga tangata o Ingarani.