In the winter of 1917 and spring of 1918, New Zealand troops occupied Polygon Forest. They built some concrete structures there, poured over curved corrugated sheets called ‘Baby Elephants‘. The edges were trimmed with straight corrugated sheets, a rather unique method of construction.
Two such structures in the Polygon Forest are preserved to this day. Both bunkers probably date from late December 1917 or early January 1918. A footpath starting at the Polygoon Forest car park allows easy access to these unique constructions.
- Can go with a guide