Story: Seafood

‘Fish and chips, Maketu’

‘Fish and chips, Maketu’

Practically every little town and suburb in New Zealand has at least one fish and chip shop. Unpretentious and utilitarian, they are usually owned and staffed by a husband-and-wife team. Robin White’s 1975 oil painting, ‘Fish and chips, Maketu’ captures the simple charm of the local ‘greasy’.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Oil painting by Robin White

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How to cite this page:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Seafood - Favourite Kiwi fare', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/5097/fish-and-chips-maketu (accessed 13 August 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006