Kōrero: Iron and steel

Iconic iron

Iconic iron

The sculptor Jeff Thomson has successfully integrated two icons of New Zealand culture – corrugated iron and a Holden station wagon, on display at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. The iron came from the Criterion Hotel in Napier, which was burnt down. Its re-use in a sculptural form symbolises the adaptability of the material.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: I.028674
Sculpture by Jeff Thomson

Permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Fleur Templeton, 'Iron and steel - Corrugated iron', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/7709/iconic-iron (accessed 2 June 2020)

He kōrero nā Fleur Templeton, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006