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The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial
EQM 1896: Memorial Ribbon Wall

The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial will be a place where people can reflect and honour those who died or were injured, and acknowledge the shared and traumatic experience of the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence. It will have local, national and international significance.

The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial
EQM 1978: Table and Chairs
The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial
EQM 1978: Table and Chairs

The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial will provide a place to reflect on the events that changed Canterbury forever, paying respect to the 185 people who lost their lives on 22 February 2011.

The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial
EQM 2207: A Green and Peaceful Landscape
The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial
EQM 2207: A Green and Peaceful Landscape

It will acknowledge the shared trauma and huge support received with the recovery operation that followed.

The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial
EQM 2249: Hei Maumaharatanga – In Memory
The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial
EQM 2249: Hei Maumaharatanga – In Memory

How we choose to remember varies over time, and across cultures and individuals. It can also happen in all kinds of ways – sometimes as part of a formal civic function, and at other times as personal and informal refection.

The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial
EQM 2378: The Memorial Wall
The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial
EQM 2378: The Memorial Wall

The design of a memorial contributes to this by providing for different interpretations and experience. It might be a place you can walk through, or simply sit and reflect.

The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial
EQM 2243: Call and Response
The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial
EQM 2243: Call and Response

The site for the Memorial is on a stretch of the Ōtākaro/Avon River between Montreal Street and Rhododendron Island. Source by yourvoice.

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