MEMORIAL TREES AND PLAQUES
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University Event Memorials
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Location: Chapel, map ref 36
For those who died for Freedom, Democracy and Human Rights in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, 4 June 1989.
World War II
Location: Orchard Park, map ref 40
A special planting of Totara Podocarpus totara, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the ending of World War II in August 1945.
The return of the University campus land to the Waikato people
B Block Lawn, Hillcrest Road, map ref 32
Commemorates the return of the University campus land to the Waikato Tainui people as part of the Deed of Settlement between the crown and the Iwi in 1996.
Dr Wilf Malcolm
Waikato Basin, map ref 19
This Kauri was planted on 16 September 1989 by Dr W.G Malcolm Vice Chancellor, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the University of Waikato.
Waikato Basin, map ref 2
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the universal declaration of Human Rights. Amnesty International 1998.
Orchard Park Recreation Room Opening
Orchard Park, map ref 21
To commemorate the opening of Orchard Park Recreational Room by Vice Chancellor Bryan Gould in September 2001.
Hamilton Teachers College
Kowhai Court, map ref 13
To commemorate the Hamilton Teachers College 30 year reunion (1976-2006).
School of Education 50th Anniversary
Kowhai Court, map ref 28
To commemorate the School of Education 50th anniversary.
Waikato Basin, map ref 5
Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Campus Creche.
Bryant Hall 25th Anniversary
Bryant Hall, Hillcrest Road, map ref 43
Planted in 1996 by the Alumni of Bryant Hall to commemorate the 25th anniversary of founding of the Hall.
|Tiananmen Square||Magnolia Tree||Map Ref: 36|
|World War II||Totara Grove/Mixed Native||Map Ref: 40|
|The return of the University
campus land to the
|Rock||Map Ref: 32|
|Dr Wilf Malcolm||Kauri||Map Ref: 19|
|Amnesty International||Kahikatea||Map Ref: 2|
|Orchard Park Recreation Room Opening||Lime Tree||Map Ref: 21|
|Hamilton Teachers College||Kauri||Map Ref: 21|
|School of Education 50th Anniversary||Tanekaha||Map Ref: 28|
|Campus Creche||Kahikatea||Map Ref: 5|
|Bryant Hall 25th Anniversary||Kauri||Map Ref: 43|
University Remembrance Memorials
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Location: Orchard Park, map ref 22
19 October 1956 to 30 July 1999
In memoryt of Andy Papesch, a treasured and loved staff member of the Waikato Management School.
Angela Nohotakirau Rogers
Location: Te Piringa - Faculty of Law Courtyard, map ref 25
This Peace Rose was planted in memory of Angela Roger who was a staff member in the Faculty of Law in 1995.
Dr Anthony (Rufus) Rogers
Location: Waikato Basin, map ref 26
Dedicated to the memory of Dr Anthony (Rufus) Rogers, for his contribution to the founding of the University of Waikato.
Location: Knighton Road Lake, map ref 34
22 July 1943 - 25 January 1996
In memory of Brendan James George Thompson, Senior Lecturer in Economics. A life devoted to teaching and his students.
Location: Creche Grounds, map ref 38
This Kowhai tree was planted in memory of Chace Topperwein (2009-2012).
Location: Creche Grounds, map ref 37
This Maple tree was planted in memory of Cheryl Todd.
Dr Charlotte Wallace
Location: Knighton Road Lake, Gate 2b, map ref 39
Dr Charlotte Wallace was a foundation appointment who initially taught History of Science in the School of Social Sciences. She transferred to the Department of Biological Sciences in the School of Science on its establishment in 1970. A prominent ecologist and environmentalist, she was awarded an honorary doctorate in 1994. She died in 2009 and this Tanekaha was planted in her memory on 12 January 2011.
Location: Knighton Road Lake, Gate 2b, map ref 24
Lecturer in Psychology, his distinguished career included terms as Dean of Social Sciences and as head of the department. He played a major role in the bicultural development of the University and the establishment of the Centre for Maori Studies and Research and links with the wider Maori community. He became an Emeritus Professor in 1993 but continued his association with the University until his death in 2009. This Tanekaha was planted in his memory on 4 December 2009.
John Alexander Collins
Location: Ridge, Roseaceae Garden, map ref 8
11 January 1981 - 11 May 2001
John Muir Houston
Location: Knighton Road Lake, path to Academy, map ref 16
6 August 1968 - 9 July 1993
'To be what we are to become what we are capable of becoming. Is the only end to life'.
Location: Waikato Basin, map ref 3
24 May 1950 - 11 September 2012
Dedicated to the memory of Justine Cameron 'Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale, her infinite variety'.
Katie (Shave) Carrol
Location: Ridge, Roseaceae Garden, map ref 6
11 April - 15 April 2000
Plaque: Touch the hearts of those in Heaven as you have touched ours on Earth.
Location: Podocarpus Planting, map ref 15
Senior lecturer in Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences from 1982 until his retirement in 2003. He was heavily involved in the foundation of the School and the BCMS degree and had a lasting impact on students.
Location: Chapel, map ref 41
1964 - 1995
This Magnolia was planted in memory of Li Yan.
Matt 'Brains' Goodlet
Location: College Hall, Field perimeter, map ref 12
Plaque: Varsity W.U.R.F.C. Eat, Laugh, Drink, Play, Nude. In loving memory of Varsity Legend Matt 'Brains' Goodlet (2012)
Location: Waikato Basin, map ref 27
4 January 1950 to 2 October 2012
Dedicated to the memory of Milo Roth, ISG Manager. 'Silent memories true and tender, just to show we still remember'.
Location: Gate 4, map ref 4
Nola Campbell joined the University staff in 1991 on the amalgamation with Hamilton Teachers College. She was a leader in the development of e-learning both in the School of Education and the wider university until her death in 2005, when this Kowhai was planted in her memory.
Location: Knighton Road Lake, Gate 2b, map ref 9
Paul Day joined the University as a Foundation staff member in 1964 and became Professor of English in 1970, a position he held until his retirement in 1980, when he became the first Emeritus Professor of the University. He was a strong supporter of the arts on the campus and direct a number of student drama productions. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in 1998. This Tanekaha was planted in his memory on 3 September 2008.
Professor Brian Smith
Location: Waikato Management School, map ref 29
1933 - 1998
Gifted by the Management School Student's Social Committee (currently in storage due to contruction of new Law & Management Building)
Professor Peter Lane
Location: Magnolia Walkway, map ref 18
5 April 1928 - 15 May 1996
In memory of Peter Lane, Associated Professor of Economics at the University of Waikato. 'May each day make at least one person feel better for having met me'.
Location: Ridge, map ref 14
1941 - 1988
In memory of Rebekah Hasman-Judd, MA JP, founding secretary of the Waikato Jewish Association. School Registrar, Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Waikato.
Location: Orchard Park, map ref 30
Plaque: For Sonia, be at peace, with love from the grown-ups
Subrata 'Sadhan' Paul
Location: Ridge, map ref 23
Plaque: Subrata 'Sadhan' Paul, B. 01/03/1963, Tangail, Bangladesh, D. 10/03/1995 Hamilton 'Sargio'
|Andy Papesch||Kahikatea||Map Ref: 22|
|Angela Nohotakirau Rogers||Peace Rose||Map Ref: 25|
|Dr Anthony (Rufus) Rogers||Tanekaha||Map Ref: 26|
|Brendan Thompson||Kauri||Map Ref: 34|
|Chace Topperwein||Kowhai||Map Ref: 38|
|Cheryl Todd||Acer palmatum||Map Ref: 37|
|Dr Charlotte Wallace||Tanekaha||Map Ref: 39|
|James Ritchie||Tanekaha||Map Ref: 24|
|John Alexander Collins||Kowhai||Map Ref: 8|
|John Muir Houston||Kauri||Map Ref: 16|
|Justine Cameron||Rimu||Map Ref: 3|
|Katie (Shave) Carrol||Kowhai||Map Ref: 6|
|Keith Hopper||Tanekaha||Map Ref: 15|
|Li Yan||Magnolia||Map Ref: 41|
|Matt 'Brains' Goodlet||Park Bench||Map Ref: 12|
|Milo Roth||Tanekaha||Map Ref: 27|
|Nola Campbell||Kowhai||Map Ref: 4|
|Paul Day||Tanekaha||Map Ref: 9|
|Professor Brian Smith||Park Bench and Sundial||Map Ref: 29|
|Professor Peter Lane||Malus sp||Map Ref: 18|
|Rebekah Hasman-Judd||Park Bench||Map Ref: 14|
|Sonia||Kahikatea||Map Ref: 30|
|Subrata 'Sadhan' Paul||Spruce||Map Ref: 23|
University Gifted Memorials
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Location: Waikato Management School, map ref 1
We thank Carter Holt Harvey Building Supplies, Carter Holt Harvey Plastic Products, and Trustbank Waikato for their support.
Location: Fernery, map ref 42
Aroha Yates-Smith has been at the University of Waikato since June 1986 and was made Dean of SMPD and Professor in 2004. She has been an exemplary teacher and researcher in Te Reo, Tikanga, Maori women, waiata, haka and karanga, and Maori identity. She has been awarded a Fullbright Scholarship and the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Rangihiroa Medal, and has contributed significantly academically and administratively to the University. She donated a native Clematis peniculata: Pua wananga to mark her poroporoaki on 27 October 2010.
Rangi Mohio Kereama
Location: Te Kohinga Marama Marae, map ref 17
Gifted by Ngati Raukawa to Te Kohinga Marama Marae, hei maumahara mo tenei kuia a Rangi Mohio Kereama.
Ruth and Wilf Malcolm
Location: Orchard Park, map ref 20
He uru rakau, he uru tangata, This collection of Titoki Alectryon excelsus was gifted by Ruth and Wilf Malcolm in appreciation of the beauty of this campus, sustaining the intellectual, cultural and spiritual life of the University community.
Location: MS8, Waikato Management School, map ref 10
Gifted by Salinis Egressi. Those who have come from the saltmines. Early graduates of the School Management Studies.
Te Raakau Kotahi
Location: Te Piringa - Faculty of Law, map ref 31
This carved paepae is a personal gift from Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangi Kaahu to the University and the Law School.
The three V.C.'s Kauri
Location: Orchard Park, map ref 33
The three Kauri Agathis australis, that are the focal point of this grove were planted by the three separate Vice-Chancellors of the University of Waikato. The first Vice-Chancellor, Professor D.R. Don Llewellyn, succeeded by Professor W.G. Wilf Malcolm, then succeeded by Professor Bryan Gould.
The University of Waikato Te Whare Wananga o Waikato Fernery
Location: Below R Block, Gate 9, map ref 11
This Fernery was made possible by major contributions from The McKenzie Fernery Trust John Fraundorfer. Opened by Hon. Simon Upton M.P on 6 November 1998.
Those who perished in the Holocaust
Location: Ridge, map ref 35
In memory of those who perished in the Holocaust. This Olive tree was presented by the Waikato Jewish Association to the University of Waikato on 5 May 2005.
|AIESEC Waikato||Park Bench||Map Ref: 1|
|Aroha Yates-Smith||Puawangana||Map Ref: 42|
|Rangi Mohio Kereama||Karaka||Map Ref: 17|
|Ruth and Wilf Malcolm||Titoki Grove||Map Ref: 20|
|Salinis Egressi||Park Bench||Map Ref: 10|
|Te Raakau Kotahi||Paepae||Map Ref: 31|
|The three V.C.'s Kauri||Kauri||Map Ref: 33|
|The University of Waikato Te Whare Wananga o
|Rock||Map Ref: 11|
|Those who perished in the Holocaust||Olive Tree||Map Ref: 35|
Other University Memorials
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Location: Faculty of Science and Engineering enclosed compound, map ref 7
This Gazebo marks the retirement of Dr Anne Chapman (reader in Biological Sciences) from The University of Waikato, School of Science and Technology, after 27 years of service.
|Ann Chapman||Gazebo||Map Ref: 7|