In July 2012 Mark Penman, principal of Hamilton West School, asked me to make an art work out of seven tongue and groove boards rescued from a demolished school building some six years prior. These boards had signatures of five soldiers who were in the hospital which had taken over the school in WWII.
Needing provenance of these soldiers I made between 200-300 phone calls around NZ securing a photo of each soldier to enlarge and frame to go with the art work in the foyer of the school.
At the end of November 2012 the work was unveiled by the Govenor General Sir Jerry Mateparae.
Several family members of the soldiers were also in attendance.
30 Nov 2012