The Macmillan Story 2

19 Artist: Peter Nicholson, Whitianga Year: 1996/2004 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: 15 sq m. Sponsored By: Macmillan Family Local legend has it that Robert and Charles, dressed in midshipman uniforms, often rowed Captain Macmillan from the jetty in front of Castle Grace up the harbour to the Uretara Landing. On arrival they would ship…

The Macmillan Story 1

18 Artist: Peter Nicholson, Whitianga Repainted 2004 Year: 1995/2004 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: 22 sq m. Sponsored By: Macmillan Family Although Donald Macmillan built a reputation as a seafarer, the uniform he is wearing is that of the Edinburgh Artillery and the sword bears the inscription ‘From the officers and company of the Artillery…

Jimmy Culpan

17 Artist: Beverly Ray, Papamoa. Retouched 2006 by Peter Nicholson Year: 1994/2006 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: 20 sq m. Sponsored By: Community Donations As a teenager in the 1930s Jimmy Culpan had a job taking supplies and mail to bushman working in the hills behind Katikati. The Katikati Timber Company was cutting kauri at…

First Post & Telegraph Office (Now Retired)

16 Artist: Roy Cunliffe, Katikati Year: 1994 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: 22 sq m. Sponsored By: Telecom, Community Donations This building was sited across the main road from the Uretara Domain. For several years after the arrival of the first settlers the site for their town remained uncertain. Later it became plain that the…

The Bullock Team (now retired)

15 Artist: Ken Young, Hamilton, Repainted 2011 by Renee Te Pairi Year: 1994/2011 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: 22 sq m. Sponsored By: Local Businesses, Community Donations The Wharawhara catchment, just south of Katikati, was the southern limit of kauri logging in New Zealand. Bullocks were used to haul kauri logs on the Kaimai Range…

A Pioneer Kitchen

14 Artist: Pat Williams Year: 1994 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: 18 sq m. Sponsored By: Katikati Womens Organisation, Suffrage Cenennial Trus, Individual Women This mural was completed as part of the celebration of the centenary of women gaining the vote in New Zealand in 1893. It shows a kitchen of that time, when the kitchen…

Sunday in a Bush Camp 2

12 Artist: Anne de Silva, Matamata Year: 1994 Repainted 2012 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: 20 sq m. Sponsored By: Local Businesses Families & Individuals The two stages of ‘Sunday in a Bush Camp’ were painted over three years. The artist’s original concept included only men so she added the women and children in the…

Sunday in a Bush Camp 1

12 Artist: Anne de Silva, Matamata, Repainted 2011 Year: 1993/2011 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: 20 sq m. Sponsored By: Local Businesses Families & Individuals The earliest homes in Katikati were built from timber brought from Auckland and Tauranga because access to the local bush was difficult. Kauri were felled locally in the first decade…

Central Motors

11 Artist: Geoffrey Fuller, Hastings Year: 1992 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: 18 sq m. Sponsored By: BP Katikati, Community Donations This is a peep into the garage which stood on this site from the early 1930s. It was the run by Ossie Openshaw but was taken over by Katikati identity Bert Fenn in 1939…

Haymaking

10 Artist: Mary Jones, Waihi Repainted 2001 By Dusty McOnie, Katikati Year: 1992/2001 Medium: Acrylic on Panels Size: 14.5 sq m. Sponsored By: Mary Jones, Community Donations This farm scene from the 1920s shows neighbours working together to harvest each other’s hay during the hot summer months. A mother and children bring ‘smoko’ into the…