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9/22/10

Sir Keith Park Hurricane


Sir Keith Park Hurricane
Originally uploaded by Mr Dewhurst
Thought I'd sketch this one on the way home as it's quite topical at the moment with the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and also the unveiling of the Sir Keith Park memorial statue in London last week. This is a replica of the Sir Keith Park Hurricane at MOTAT in Auckland.

Park was the New Zealander in command of No. 11 Group RAF and was responsible for the air defence of London and southeast England during the Battle of Britain. "If any one man won the Battle of Britain, he did." Lord Tedder GCB, Marshal of the Royal Air Force, 1947.

Uploaded by Mr Dewhurst on 22 Sep 10, 9.47PM NZST.

9/19/10

Discovery Room, Auckland Museum

Took the kids to the Museum today. Amongst the scary animals in the discovery room, including dinosaur and Moa skeletons, stuffed bears, leopards and eels, are perhaps the scaryest of all — hoards of screaming children!

Swim Class, Mt Eden, Auckland


9/4/10

Pah Homestead, Hillsborough, Auckland

The new home for the Wallace art collection our most prestigious art award, opened today.

We visited the building around a year ago and it was basically derelict, but what a transformation. Built in 1877, originally one of Aucklands grandest homes, now housing the art collection which includes works by artists as diverse as McCahon and Hotere through to Pule and Weallans.

www.wallaceartstrust.org.nz/?s1=the%20pah%20homestead