World War One Memorial
79 Queen Street (State Highway 1), Cambridge
List Entry Information
List Entry Status
List Entry Type
Historic Place Category 2
Able to Visit
5th September 1985
Extent of List Entry
Extent includes part of the land described as Allot 575 Town of Cambridge East (CT SA39/278), South Auckland Land District, and the structure known as World War One Memorial thereon. Refer to the extent map tabled at the Heritage New Zealand Board meeting on 30 April 2015.
Allot 575 Town OF Cambridge East (CT SA39/278), South Auckland Land District
Gross, Richard Oliver
Gross was born in England and immigrated to New Zealand in 1914 having been trained in sculpture at the London Camberwell School of Art under Albert Toft. Toft was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy of Arts from 1885.
Gross' works include the Auckland Domain gates' statues, Wellington Citizen's Peace Memorial, the Savage Memorial at Orakei, the carved lion head fountain on the Carillon at Wellington and the stone lion in the Auckland Domain Wintergardens. At one time Gross was the only New Zealand sculptor casting in bronze at his own foundry.
Gross was president of the Auckland Society of Arts for ten years, chairman of the McKelvie Trust Board and chairman of the Associated Art Societies of New Zealand.
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