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Unknown Warrior

12 November 2004

Closing of the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior

Closing of the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior
Closing of the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior

11 November 2004

Funeral Procession from the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul to the National War Memorial.

Funeral Procession from  the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul to the National War Memorial.

Funeral Procession from the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul to the National War Memorial. . [print image]

Funeral Procession from  the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul to the National War Memorial. View looking down onto Willis Street.

View looking down onto Willis Street. [print image]

Funeral Procession from  the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul to the National War Memorial. View looking down onto Willis Street.

View looking down onto Willis Street. [print image]

Funeral Procession from the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul to the National War Memorial.

Funeral Procession from the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul to the National War Memorial. [print image]


The Pall Bearers watch as the C130 Hercules, transporting the Unknown Warrior, lands at RNZAF Air Movements in Rongotai, Wellington.

The Pall Bearers watch as the C130 Hercules, transporting the Unknown Warrior, lands at RNZAF Air Movements in Rongotai, Wellington. [print image]

The casket is placed in the hearse.  The NZ LAV and C130 Hercules are in the background.

The casket is placed in the hearse. The NZ LAV and C130 Hercules are in the background.. [print image]

The casket is placed in the hearse by the Bearer Party.  The NZ LAV and C130 Hercules are in the background.

The casket is placed in the hearse by the Bearer Party. The NZ LAV and C130 Hercules are in the background. [print image]

Principal Chaplin Wagg leads the Bearers out of the RNZAF Air Movements terminal . [print image]

F/S George Mana from the Maori Cultural Group

F/S George Mana from the Maori Cultural Group. [print image]

 

10 November 2004

The Unknown Warrior arrives at Parliament to lie in state till he is interred at the National War Memorial.

10 November 2004

Images of the Unknown Warrior Arrival at Whenuapai this morning.

Dawn, Arrival of the Unknown Warrior in NZ.
Arrival of the Unknown Warrior in NZ.,  Transfer of casket to
Casket is transferred to the C130 Hercules
Unknown Warrior procession from the Boeing 757
Bearer Party lowers casket
Entering the C130 Hercules
Casket is transferred to the C130 Hercules

6 November 2004

Chaplin Wagg gives the opening Prayer at Menin Gate, Belguim.

Chaplin Wagg gives the opening Prayer at Menin Gate, Belgium. [hi-res]

Maori Culture Group do a haka at the Menin Gate ceremony, Belgium.

Maori Culture Group do a haka at the Menin Gate ceremony, Belgium. [hi-res]

Cpl Pani Hoia at Portmoor Cemetary, Becordel visting the grave site of his Great uncle.

Cpl Pani Hoia at Portmoor Cemetery, Becordel visiting the grave site of his Great uncle. [hi-res]

Crowd at the Menin Gate Ceremony, Belgium.

Crowd at the Menin Gate Ceremony, Belgium. [hi-res]

Minister President Leterme of the Flanders Government, CDF Air Marshal Ferguson and W/O of the NZ Army W/O1 John Barclay during the ceremony at Menin Gate, Belgium

Minister President Leterme of the Flanders Government, CDF Air Marshal Ferguson and W/O of the NZ Army W/O1 John Barclay during the ceremony at Menin Gate, Belgium. [hi-res]

Chief Petty Officer Mark Pirikahu preparing to escourt the hearse from Longuevale Memorial site.

Chief Petty Officer Mark Pirikahu preparing to escort the hearse from Longuevale Memorial site. [hi-res]

Local children of Longueval lay wreath's at the base of the NZ memorial during the ceremony

Local children of Longueval lay wreath's at the base of the NZ memorial during the ceremony. [hi-res]

W/O Noel Baigent visiting the grave site of his great Uncle at Grevilles British Cemetery, Grevilliers, Frances

W/O Noel Baigent visiting the grave site of his great Uncle at Grevilles British Cemetery, Grevilliers, France. [hi-res]

Bearer Party depart NZ Memorial site with the NZ Unknown Warrior.

Bearer Party depart NZ Memorial site with the NZ Unknown Warrior. [hi-res]

A member of the Maori Cultural Group farewells the NZ Unknown Warrior.

A member of the Maori Cultural Group farewells the NZ Unknown Warrior. [hi-res]

Defence Principal Chaplin Wagg gives a warm welcome to all at the NZ memorial site.

Defence Principal Chaplin Wagg gives a warm welcome to all at the NZ memorial site. [hi-res]

The French Guard of Honour march to position before the NZ Unknown Warrior arrives at the NZ memorial site

The French Guard of Honour march to position before the NZ Unknown Warrior arrives at the NZ memorial site. [hi-res]

Ex-patriot NZers look on as the ceremony begins for the handover of .

Ex-patriot NZers look on as the ceremony begins for the handover of
the NZ Unknown Warrior. [hi-res]

Maori warriors flank the hearse as the NZ Unknown Warrior departs the NZ memorial site.

Maori warriors flank the hearse as the NZ Unknown Warrior departs the NZ memorial site. [hi-res]

NZ Bearer Party prepare to raise the casket as the ceremony concludes at the NZ memorial site.

NZ Bearer Party prepare to raise the casket as the ceremony concludes at the NZ memorial site. [hi-res]
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The French bearer Party arrive with the casket and place it at the base of the NZ memorial as the handover ceremony begins.

The French bearer Party arrive with the casket and place it at the base of the NZ memorial as the handover ceremony begins. [hi-res]

W/O2 Barclay leads the Guard of Honour to the NZ Memorial site prior to the arrivial of the Unknown Warrior.

W/O2 Barclay leads the Guard of Honour to the NZ Memorial site prior to the arrival of the Unknown Warrior. [hi-res]

The French bearer Party arrive with the casket and place it at the base of the NZ memorial as the handover ceremony begins

The French bearer Party arrive with the casket and place it at the base of the NZ memorial as the handover ceremony begins. [hi-res]
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A Maori warrior, Paul Warbrick from the NZ Navy, performs a Maori welcome to the Unknown Warrior

A Maori warrior, Paul Warbrick from the NZ Navy, performs a Maori welcome to the Unknown Warrior. [hi-res]

Defence Principal Chaplin Wagg gives a warm welcome to all at the NZ memorial site.

Defence Principal Chaplin Wagg gives a warm welcome to all at the NZ memorial site. [hi-res]

Catafalaque Guard stand in position flanking the casket of the NZ Unknown Warrior.

Catafalaque Guard stand in position flanking the casket of the NZ Unknown Warrior. [hi-res]

The NZ Guard of Honour stand to attention at the handover ceremony for the return of the Unknown Warrior.

The NZ Guard of Honour stand to attention at the handover ceremony for the return of the Unknown Warrior. [hi-res]

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