Polytechnic memorials logged and put online

Otago Polytechnic Communication Design student Zane Carter has logged memorials and commemorative features across the Forth St campus. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Otago Polytechnic Communication Design student Zane Carter has logged memorials and commemorative features across the Forth St campus. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

From pounamu to plaques, time capsules and trees, Otago Polytechnic can now remember its memorials accurately with the creation of a memorial and commemorative register.

The Campus Memorial Map and Register, which records memorials and commemorative features on the Forth St campus, was the brainchild of Communication Design student Zane Carter.

He located and photographed each site, recording each location’s details on a commemorative event web page.

‘‘Some were difficult to locate and many were overgrown. I had to get into the bush at times,’’ he said.

The register notes commemorative events, trees planted in memory of staff and students, as well as paintings, seating and plaques.

‘‘I’ve studied at Otago Polytechnic for three years now, so it’s nice to put a mark on a place that has helped me so much,’’ Mr Carter said.

Otago Polytechnic has created a Campus Memorial and Commemorative Register policy, to manage the design, placement and recording of all memorial and commemorative items.

To view the register online, visit https://www.op.ac.nz/about-us/memorial-site-homepage/

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