Roseneath, Wellington

Roseneath is a suburb of Wellington, New Zealand, located east of Oriental Bay and north of Hataitai. The peninsula was named after Rosneath, a village on the Rosneath peninsula on Scotland's River Clyde, and has no association with roses.[1]

Roseneath's peninsula, Oriental Bay at its foot
Roseneath's peninsula, Oriental Bay at its foot
Roseneath is located in New Zealand
Roseneath is located in New Zealand Wellington
Coordinates: 41°17′20″S 174°48′10″E / 41.28889°S 174.80278°E / -41.28889; 174.80278Coordinates: 41°17′20″S 174°48′10″E / 41.28889°S 174.80278°E / -41.28889; 174.80278
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityWellington City
Wellington Harbour
Oriental Bay
Evans Bay
Mount Victoria Hataitai
Roseneath War Memorial

War MemorialEdit

The war memorial at the local school commemorates former pupils who died in World War I.[2][3]

The memorial was unveiled by the Governor-General, the Earl of Liverpool, on 10 November 1917, almost exactly one year before the war was over.[4][5][6][7]

At the time of unveiling, which was attended by the Mayor of Wellington, John Luke and the Prime Minister, William Massey, the memorial included the names of five soldiers killed in battle.[8] By the end of the war, there were 13 names on the memorial.[2]


Roseneath School is a co-educational state primary school for Year 1 to 8 students,[9] founded in 1898.[10] It has a roll of 114 as of March 2020.[11]


  1. ^ F. L. Irvine-Smith, The Streets of My City, Wellington New Zealand, A H and A W Reed, Wellington, 1948.
  2. ^ a b "Roseneath war memorial". Ministry for Culture and Heritage. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Roseneath Memorial". War Memorials Wellington. 2019.
  4. ^ "Unveiling of Memorial (Photo)". Otago Witness. 21 November 1917.
  5. ^ "Spirit of the People". The Evening Post. 12 November 1917 – via Papers Past.
  6. ^ "To Honour the Brave". The Dominion in Papers Past. 12 November 1917.
  7. ^ "The Spiritual Factor". The Dominion in Papers Past. 13 November 1917.
  8. ^ "Fallen in Battle". The Evening Post. XCIV (114). 10 November 1917. p. 8. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Roseneath School Education Review Office Report". Education Review Office.
  10. ^ "Roseneath School Official School Website".
  11. ^ "Roseneath School Ministry of Education School Profile". Ministry of Education.