Cave First World War memorial

The memorial at Cave in South Canterbury, which sits on top of the pass above the township.

The inscription reads:

'So long as the rocks endure and grass grows and water runs, so long will this stone bear witness that through this low pass in the hills, men from the Cave, Cannington and Moutakaika Districts rode and walked on their way to the Great European War 1914-1918.'

Site Style Ornamentation Unveiling Date No of Dead
Pass Rock       8


Jock Phillips and Chris Maclean, c1986

See also a more modern image showing the full memorial (Flickr)

How to cite this page: 'Cave First World War memorial', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 15-Jul-2013

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