Strathmore Park

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Strathmore Park
27 Moa Point Rd, Rongotai, Wellington 6022, New Zealand - panoramio.jpg
Strathmore Park is located in New Zealand Wellington
Strathmore Park
Strathmore Park
Basic information
Local authorityWellington City
Electoral wardEastern Ward
Coordinates41°20′00″S 174°49′12″E / 41.3333°S 174.82°E / -41.3333; 174.82Coordinates: 41°20′00″S 174°49′12″E / 41.3333°S 174.82°E / -41.3333; 174.82
Surrounds
NorthMiramar
EastBreaker Bay
SouthCook Strait
WestRongotai

Strathmore Park is a suburb of Wellington City, New Zealand. It is located at the southern end of the Miramar Peninsula to the south of the suburb of Miramar, and due east of airport. A hill suburb, it overlooks Lyall Bay (which lies to the west) and several bays along the Seatoun coast close to the mouth of Wellington Harbour, which lies to the east.

Strathmore Park is noted for several areas of open land, including the Beacon Hill Reserve and Miramar Golf Course. The southern end of the suburb is dominated by Atatürk Park, which is located high above Tarakena Bay. The site was chosen for its similarity to the landscape of Gallipoli, and was erected as part of a joint agreement with the Turkish and Australian governments in mutual respect of the men of both sides who lost their lives in the Gallipoli Campaign of World War I. The Memorial was designed by Ian Bowman and unveiled in 1990.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atatürk Memorial", New Zealand Ministry of Culture and Heritage, 29 May 2015. Retrieved 1 August 2015.