New Zealand/ Aotearoa
187 Federal Street NZ Book of Remembrance at St. Matthew-in-the-City since 15 May 1994
The New Zealand Book of Remembrance was launched at the AIDS Candlelight Memorial and Beacons of Hope ceremony, Aotea Square, Auckland, May 1994. The first book was dedicated at a ceremony held at St. Matthew in the City Anglican Church on December 3 1995.
As this church has been the focus of many Candlelight Ceremonies and funerals of those who have died from AIDS related causes in the city since 1989, the Church community invited the then Auckland HIV and AIDS Forum to house the book there permanently in 1995.
The display case in which the Book of Remembrance is kept was designed and built by artist and cabinet maker David White.
The record of names will stand alongside the AIDS Memorial Quilts as a simple remembrance of loved ones. It is hoped that in this way future generations will not forget the men, women and children of Aotearoa - New Zealand and beyond who have been lost to this disease.

St. Matthew-in-the-City