Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Anzac Dawn Service, Cranmer Square

After last year's ANZAC commemoration in North Hagley Park, as promised this year's ceremony moved a little closer to its old site in Cathedral Square.

On guard at the Cranmer Square cenotaph.


The younger generation. 

Avonside Girls High School Choir.

Saluting the fallen.

Governor-General Sir Jerry Matupaerae.

Anglican Chaplain Lynda Patterson.

Paul O'Connor addresses the gathering.

The New Zealand Army Band.

The naval contingent.

Her Majesty gets a mention.

Singing from the same hymn sheet.

At ease: Burnham Camp commander Colonel Phil McKee.


  1. Hi There

    sorry to be a pain but you have named one of the pictures wrong, Christchurch RSA President Russ Barron is incorrect as that person is NOT Russ Barron that person is Paul O'Connor. Russ Barron is the President of the Christchurch RSA and is also my Father


    Liv Barron

  2. Thank you Liv, hopefully fixed now.