Ballance Memorial

Market Place; Taupo Quay; Bates Street, Moutoa Gardens, Whanganui

  • Ballance Memorial, Whanganui. Today only the plinth remains. Image courtesy of CC Licence 3.0.
    Copyright: NZ Museums.
  • Ballance Memorial, Whanagnui. c.1982 image shows the memorial before the statue was removed. Today only the plinth remains. Image included in Field Record Form Collection.
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Able to Visit
List Number 967 Date Entered 2nd July 1982


Extent of List Entry

The registration includes the Ballance Memorial and a curtilage of 5 metres from the base of the plinth in all directions and within Pt Res I Town of Wanganui, Wellington Land District.

City/District Council

Whanganui District


Horizons (Manawatu-Wanganui) Region

Legal description

Pt Res I Town of Wanganui (CT WN21/110), Wellington Land District

Location description

The statue on this memorial was beheaded twice in 1993 and 1994. The statue was subsequently removed in 1995. Only the plinth of the memorial now remains


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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1898 -

1993 -
Statue beheaded.

1994 -
Statue beheaded

1995 -
Statue removed

2009 -
Statue erected outside the Wanganui Council Chambers.

Other Information

Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.