Topic: Ken Tonks Memorial Mural - Manukorihi - 1983

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Assembly Hall, Manukorihi Intermediate School, Manukorihi Road, Waitara East

Ken Tonks Memorial 

Ken Tonks Memorial

Ken Tonks was Principal at Manukorihi Intermediate from 1978 to 1982. He died suddenly on 13 January 1982. The mural was planned by Tonks before his death and was afterwards dedicated as his memorial.

The mural was designed by John Bevan Ford, 1982

The epa were carved by Rangi Bailey and Phillip Tippins

The left-hand epa is Te Rangi Hiroa (Sir Peter Buck) holding a Polynesian ocean navigation stick-chart representing his Pacific anthropological researches; the right-hand carving depicts Sir Maui Pomare. He is holding a parchment scroll indicating his position of Minister of the Crown for many years.(See Document below)

Photograph: October 2016


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Ken Tonks Memorial Mural - Manukorihi - 1983

Ken Tonks Memorial Mural - Manukorihi - 1983 by Ron L is Copyright Act 1994