NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Commemorative Statue of Sapper Horace Moore-Jones

"The Line of Fire", Capt Matt Gauldie's commemorative bronze statue of Gallipoli artist, mapmaker, & Hamilton hero: Sapper Horace Moore-Jones. Unveiled 27 March 2015.

Soldier-artist Capt Matt Gauldie's statue model

The Line of Fire will be sited in Victoria Street overlooking the heritage place where the Gallipoli soldier-artist and teacher Horace Moore-Jones gave his life in the Hamilton Hotel fire of 1922.

We had the bordering cul-de-sac renamed in November 2012. Now, we’re on track to commission New Zealand Defence Artist Capt Matt Gauldie’s larger-than-life bronze, once we have all the funding and sponsorships confirmed. Total costs circa $220,000.  It’s a tight timetable to achieve our target installation on 27 March 2015 – ​shortly before the centenary commemorations of the Gallipoli landing.

The artwork symbolises the origins of Anzac Day and our sense of nationhood, portraying Moore-Jones in the stony Gallipoli battlefield, mapping enemy positions and the hostile terrain. The statue will mark the centenary of the First World War and the Gallipoli Campaign, plus the city of Hamilton’s history and the 150th anniversary of our military settlement.

For Moore-Jones’ story, go to http://www.toti.co.nz/he-tangata-project/sapper-horace-moore-jones

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Sapper Moore Jones & his 'Man & the Donkey'
Matt Gauldie with TOTI's Mavora Hamilton & Margaret Evans
This activity is being worked on from
2013
 to 
27 March 2015 (installation)
Date added: 07 February 2014 | Last updated: 08 December 2015

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