Southerners at War
The south is dotted with war memorials, stark reminders of the tragedies that successive wars have brought to the families of the region.
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|Riversdale: Promise cut down|
|Wyndham: A mother's double tragedy|
|Katea: Residents fight for memorial|
|Stirling: Officer among casualties at chateau|
|Kauana: Schoolboy takes up challenge|
|Clifton: Huge contribution|
Sometimes the stone tribute is all that remains of a once thriving community, mute testimony also to a town that was.
To mark Anzac Day 2012, Southland Times reporter Alana Dixon visits seven southern memorials and finds out what stories they can tell.
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