Historic public memorials

The Council administers monuments and memorials throughout Wellington.

War memorials

The Cenotaph on Lambton Quay commemorates Wellington casualties who died in the two World Wars and other wars during the period 1946 to 1995.

For information about the National Memorial, Atatürk Memorial and other war memorials, visit National Monuments and War Graves – Ministry of Culture and Heritage

Bolton Street Cemetery

Bolton Street Cemetery includes Wellington's oldest cemetery, with graves of notable New Zealanders including Richard Seddon.

Bolton Street Cemetery – Wellington Gardens

Truby King Mausoleum

Truby King Park holds the house, gardens and mausoleum of Plunket founder Sir Truby King.

Truby King Park – Wellington Gardens

Wellington’s heritage plaques

Suzanne Aubert

Suzanne Aubert, better known as Sister Mary Joseph and Mother Aubert, was a trail blazer in New Zealand; devoting her life to looking after our sick and poor at a time when social services didn’t exist.

Plaque location: Home of Compassion Crèche (18 Buckle Street, Te Aro).

Aunt Daisy (Maud Basham)

Maud Basham, better known as ‘Aunt Daisy’ was a radio broadcaster and personality who broadcast for 27 years (1936-1963) every weekday morning to New Zealanders.

Plaque location: Hope Gibbons Building (7-11 Dixon Street, Te Aro).

Iris Wilkinson (Robin Hyde)

Iris Wilkinson, better known by her pen-name of Robin Hyde, was one of New Zealand’s major poets and writers. During her short, tumultuous and incredibly productive life, she was ‘brilliant, beautiful, difficult and doomed’, according to the biography co-authored by her son Derek Challis.

Plaque location: Robin Hyde House (92 Northland Road, Northland).

Public artwork and memorials

View images of public artwork and memorials throughout Wellington.

Sculptures and memorials