Waihi Arts Centre & Museum

Waihi Lions World War One Centennial Poppy Project

Sponsored by Waihi Lions Club.

The project is to erect poppies to commemorate each person who went from the Waihi district to serve in World War 1, as part of the commemoration of the centenary of World War one.

This would involve erecting approximately 420 poppies on the Pit Rim Fence primarily in the area from the Lookout to the Pumphouse.

The poppies will be made from ACM aluminium composite signboard. They measure about 400 X 300mm.

Each poppy would have the name of the person, unit, service number, and division.

Links will be given to enable members of the public will be able to access information about the person being commemorated.

We are proposing to have the “opening” of the project on ANZAC Day with most (if not all) the poppies erected by then. They would stay in place over the next 3 ½ years and on the centenary of Armistice Day (November 2018) taken down and given to relatives.

This is a Waihi Lions 50th Jubilee project to commemorate and celebrate 50 years of Lions in our community.

We have the full support of the Waihi Ward Committee of the Hauraki District Council and Newmont Waihi. We also received help and advice from Sue Baker Wilson (Waihi Heritage Group), Kit Wilson (representing Newmont) and Harriet Taylor from the Waihi Art Centre and Museum Association Inc.

Queries regarding this project may be directed to Kevin Corney at akjmcorney@yahoo.com

Download the list of names in the Waihi Lions Poppy Project