The Kaikoura war memorial has a commanding position on the waterfront and there is an interesting plaque which tells the history of the gardens which surround the memorial which were begun by Lydia Washington. She had a plot which commemorated the battles of the Somme, Gallipoli, Passchendaele and Jutland. There was also a plot for nurses in the Edith Cavell plot and one dedicated to Tom Cooke a local boy who won a Victoria Cross while serving in the Australian Army. She tended the garden up until she passed away in 1946.
Kaikoura Peace Gardens
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