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Sun 18 Jun 2017, 5:15pm–5:35pm

Where: Corner of Queen's Drive and Freyberg Street, Lyall Bay, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Freyberg Street is one of 18 city streets named for people, places or events of the First World War.

Freyberg Street was re-named by Wellington City Council on 14 June 1917 to honour VC recipient and new Brigadier-General Bernard Cyril Freyberg. He fought through the war at Gallipoli and on the Western Front, being wounded on nine separate occasions. He later commanded the New Zealand Army in World War Two, and was our first New Zealand raised Governor General from 1946-52.

There has been some thought the street was named for his older brother, Rifleman Paul Milton Freyberg but he was mortally wounded near Ypres the following day.

A short ceremony to unveil the commemorative sign and remember both brothers will be held on 18 June, the centenary of Paul’s death.

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