The Bracken memorial monument, which has been designed by Mr J. A. Burnside, architect, and provided by those who revered the poet for his loyal affection to New Zealand, will serve as an arresting tribute to the poet’s memory. Having a large bnee with a pedestal erected in the centre, the monument covers the whole of the ground and rises to a height of about 18ft. The pedestal is about 4ft square and 9ft in height, and is surmounted by curved pediments on each of its four sides, each pediment being finished with suitable ornamental viu^s.
In the centre of the pediment* i« an octa- f gonal base which carries a grey_ granite j circular, terminal about 7ft 6tn high and 20in in diameter. The bottom pedestal is of solid concrete, cemented, and three of its faces are filled by polished marble slabs of panel shape. The monument, which it is expected will be finished next week, has a striking and handsome appearance, from whatever direction it may bo viewed. The work ha® been carried out by the builders, Messrs Trap well and Holgate, according to the designs supplied by the architect’. It is proposed to inscribe on the front panel, in form of particulars, all the poet’s scholastic and civic career.
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BRACKEN MEMORIAL, Evening Star, Issue 15632, 24 October 1914