Featherston incident plaque

This plaque near State Highway 2 outside Featherston is part of a small memorial garden that marks the site where 48 Japanese prisoners of war and one guard were fatally shot on 25 February 1943.

Transcript of the haiku on the plaque:

Behold the summer grass
All that remains of the
Dreams of warriors.


Steve Watters, 2006

How to cite this page: 'Featherston incident plaque', URL: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/featherston-incident-plaque, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 15-Jul-2013

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