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~ Ngā papa tākaro


SANDS Memorial

The Sands Memorial at an angle.The SANDS Memorial is set in a cliff top enclosure with extensive views across the Ahuriri Lagoon. It is a contemplative retreat dedicated to children who have died in infancy.


This memorial was dedicated on 1 May 1999 in memory of those babies taken before their lives were lived.

May they never be forgotten and live in our hearts forever.

I thought of you today but that was nothing new. I thought of you yesterday and the day before that too. For it doesn't take a special day to bring you to my mind. 'Cause a day without a thought of you is very hard to find.

Sands Memorial Images

The inscriptions on the Sands Memorial. The Sands Memorial at an angle. Close up of the Sands Memorial. The detailed tile work in the aggregate on the Sands Memorial. The Sands Memorial from a distance. The Sands Memorial from a distance.

Sands Memorial Location Map

Western Hills Cemetery.

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