Nga Kuri a Wharei ki Tikirau

9 Artist: Conrad Nathan Bryan from Katikati Year: 1992 Medium: Multi-media Size: 4 sq m. Sponsored By: Community Donations This mural is mounted in the foyer of the Visitors Centre with a panel interpreting it. Conrad Bryan executed this contemporary work, which reflects his upbringing in Katikati. He grew up on the marae at Tuapiro…

Rev. Katterns’ Ostriches

8 Artist: Malcolm Pitkeathly, Katikati Year: 1992 Medium: Acrylic on Block Wall & Pressed Steel Size: 62 sq m. Sponsored By: Cellar 74, Community Donations In 1897 the Rev. W Katterns established an experimental ostrich farm to supplement his small stipend as Anglican vicar. He began with one pair, but being prolific breeders (the hen…

Athenree Homestead

7 Artist: Val Tubman, Waihi Repainted 2005 by Val Tubman Repainted 2010 by Renee Te Pairi and Val Tubman Year: 1992/2005/2010 Medium: Acrylic on Block Wall Size: 19 sq m. Sponsored By: Muraltown Garden Rambles This mural shows Captain Hugh and his wife, Adela, in the garden which surrounded their home – Athenree. Captain Stewart…

Early Ventures

6 Artist: Jocelyn Mountain & Alisa Shaw, Katikati Background Painted By Roy Cunliffe Year: 1991 Medium: Ceramic Tiles Size: 8 sq m. Sponsored By: Jocelyn Mountain, Alisa Shaw, Community Donations This mural is the work of Katikati potters Ailsa Shaw and the late Jocelyn Mountain who was aged 83 when she worked on it. The…

Main Street

5 Artist: Peter Cramond Papamoa Year: 1991 Medium: Acrylic on Block Wall Size: 9 sq m. Sponsored By: The National Bank Community Donationss This portrayal of Katikati’s main street is based on a sepia photograph taken between 1935 and 1940. The National Bank agency, which opened once a week, is the tiny building in the…

Te Awanui – Now Retired

4 Artist: Malcolm Pitkeathly, Katikati Year: 1991 Medium: Acrylic on Block Wall Size: 19 sq m. Sponsored By: Northern Regional Arts Counsil Tauranga Moana’s Te Awanui waka (canoe) was portrayed as it appeared when it was paddled up the Uretara River to take part in the 1975 Centennial celebrations of Katikati’s European settlement. It returned…

Dr. Joe

3 Artist: Jane Wilson Katikati Year: 1991 Medium: Acrylic on Block Wall Size: 6 sq m. Sponsored By: Katikati Medical Centre, V Hewitt, Community Donations Dr Joe was Katikati’s doctor for more than 40 years. Born in Austria, Dr Joseph Burstein trained at the famous Vienna Medical School and, following persecution by the Nazis after…

Uretara Landing

2 Artist: Roy Cunliffe, Katikati, Repainted 2009 by Renee Te Pairi Year: 1991/2009 Medium: Acrylic on Block Wall Size: 20 sq m. Sponsored By: Northern Regional Arts Counsil The Pioneer Store stood by the Uretara Landing at the heart of old Katikati. The early settlers landed here, and later scows unloaded supplies and mail. Gum…

Waitekohe School

1 Artist: Irene Tuscia Falconer from Katikati, Repainted – 2000 & 2009 Year: 1991/2000/2009 Medium: Acrylic on Block Wall Size: 34 sq m. Sponsored By: Northern Regional Arts Counsil Waitekohe School, opened in 1880, was the third school to be built after European settlers arrived in Katikati in 1875. It still stands, renovated as a…