A Glorious Finale (Kai Iwi Beach)

Frank Denton, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in Kai Iwi, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 1927-1930.
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About the Work
“This photo triggers wonderful memories of Kai Iwi beach and watching many sunsets like this. Kai Iwi beach, also known as Mowhanau, is where we spent every school holidays growing up, at mum and dad’s bach – white-baiting, swimming, movie nights, beach competitions, skating, eeling and playing cards; then camping with my own children as they grew up. Now, there are day trips for a swim, or stroll along the beach to soak up nature. Always about family, friends and special times ­– this shot seemed fitting as my final selection.”

Marion Gibbard for My Choice online exhibition, August 2020.
318 x 248mm
black & white photograph
Beach scene at sunset
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Mary Powell, Marjorie Marshall and Harold Denton, 1965.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
28 May 1965



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