Wooden Building, St. Hill Street, Wanganui

Laurence Aberhart, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in 1986. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
With October being Whanganui Heritage Month, I was drawn to the images that evoked nostalgia. I’m not Whanganui born and bred, but it's architecture and art have captured my full attention. My selection of works captures some buildings that are no longer here, yet we still have the highest concentration of heritage buildings in New Zealand. Imagine Whanganui even 20 years ago and what we have lost – lets hope more can be saved for the future generations to enjoy.
This is such a strange building – was it originally built like this or changed over time with passing needs, use or safety concerns? Its now a Council carpark.
- Helen Craig, Whanganui District Councillor & Whanganui Regional Heritage Trustee for the Oct 2020 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series.
Image 242 x 192mm
selenium toned silver gelatin print
Black and white photo of a white three storey building. The ground floor has two large windows and a doorway in the centre. Above one window "GLASS" is written, and "PLASTICS" above the other.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery, Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1987
Collection Type
Permanent collection
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