|The Nga Tapuwae Marker. On the right place in the battlefields looking towards Belle Vue spur.|
It was already noon when we could starting with this part of the ceremony. But the weather was fine and we could experience an "Indian Summer" during the weekend.
|The New Zeland delegation flanked with the Mayor and Aldermen of Zonnebeke to the right and the Belgian Defence at the left hand side|
|Chief of Army Maj Gen Peter Kelly explaining the Defence Blacks what happens here on 12 Oct 1917|
|the Defence Blacks lined up|
Mr Donck who is the owner of the Old Cheese Factory and the land where the marker is places was an invited guest and was honoured by Hon Maggie Barry for his kindness. It is also in the same Old Cheese Factory we had an exhibition from the NZ Army Museum in 2007.
It was since then that we were saying that we would have a memorial or something similar for the massacre of 12 October 1917.
|MOCAndrew Gillespie starts the ceremony|
Thank you New Zealand, this is the right way to remember your forebears. Congratulations to everyone involved! good job.
|Hon Maggie Barry ONMZ, MP Minister Arts, Culture and Heritage is here to inaugarate the Nga Tapuwae trail memorial|
|Also the UK Defence Women Team attended the ceremony|
|Mr Donck is the owner of the land that was gifted to place the Marker|
|Field Marshal Haig's Own Pipes and Drums playing a tune|
|exchange of gifts (no chocolates..)|
|Both, minister and owner of the land proudly at the Marker. Job done; congratulations to everyone involved.|