Amberley hero - Roadside Stories

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Amberley

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A statue in Amberley honours military hero and local farmer Charles Upham, the only man to receive the Victoria Cross twice for courage under fire in the Second World War. Upham’s physical strength and determination were honed by his days mustering sheep in the rugged Canterbury high country.

Related web links:
Charles Hazlitt Upham
Charles Upham
NZ Victoria Cross winners
Upham memorial, Amberley
Amberley district

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