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Samuel Hurst Seager

Seager campaigned for improved aesthetic standards in First World War memorials, organising a travelling exhibition of model designs in 1920 and writing a government report on war memorials. As official architect of New Zealand battlefield memorials he spent much time abroad from 1920 to 1925. The memorials, designed in 1921 and executed in the following years, include those at Longueval and Le Quesnoy in France, Messines (Mesen) in Belgium and Chunuk Bair at Gallipoli. Each is distinguished by careful siting and austere simplicity of design. Ian J. Lochhead. 'Seager, Samuel Hurst', from the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 12-Feb-2014 URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/biographies/3s8/seager-samuel-hurst Samuel Hurst Seager. S P Andrew Ltd :Portrait negatives. Ref: 1/1-018907-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23057145

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