05 December 2018
Paul Dibble's latest public sculpture for Featherston
On Armistice Day, Paul Dibble's latest commission work was unveiled in Featherston to honour the fading memory of the World War I Featherston Military Training Camp. The Featherston Military Training Camp was New Zealand's largest camp, in three years overseeing the training of more than 60,000 of the 100,000 New Zealanders who served overseas in Egypt, Palestine, and the Western Front. The memorial features colossal slanting bronze pillars at a height of 3.5m tall which took nearly 18 months to complete and cost around $600,000. The concept represents the soldier's marching from the camp through Featherston and over the Remutaka Ranges.