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Remembering the animals . . . A photograph by Peter Bradshaw, one of five Rangiora Photographic Society members who took photographs at the November 19 memorial service held at the Rangiora War Memorial Cenotaph to unveil a plaque honouring the war effort of animals. It is one of 11 images on display. 

By SHELLEY TOPP

An outdoor exhibition of photographs, taken at a memorial service honouring the war service of animals, has been installed in Rangiora.

The 11 colour images in the exhibition were taken by five Rangiora Photographic Society members, Colleen and Arthur Linnell, Karina Templeton, Sarah Perrins and Peter Bradshaw.

Colleen said they were “absolutely thrilled to have their photographs in the exhibition.”

The colour images are on show in free-standing display boxes outside the Rangiora Library, in Percival Street.

The memorial service was held on Friday, November 19 last year at the Rangiora War Memorial Cenotaph where a plaque was unveiled by Waimakariri District Mayor, Dan Gordon, and one of the organisers of the service and the plaque, Theresa Rosanowski.

It is the first time the war service of animals has been honoured in New Zealand and possibly, the world.