John Duffill, Taranaki Buildings
Collection of seven digital photographs of buildings designed by architect John Alfred Duffill (known as Jack). The photographs are: the Eltham town hall and members of the Friends of the Eltham Town Hall (from left) Karen Christian, Alex Ballantyne, Marie McGregor, and Ian and Pauline Turpie; the Whangamomona Hotel with owners Richard and Vicki Pratt; the Malone Memorial Arch with Stratford District Council staff (from left) Sarah Hamilton, Kate Whareaitu, Karla Lawrence, Kieran Best, Dixie Farley, Rachael Otter, Tracey Manley, Vicki Jagersma, Andrew Hare, Neil Cooper, Brendan Coles and Mayor Neil Volzke; the former St John Presbyterian Church at Mokoia (now a private home) with owners Gail and Bruce Thompson, the Hawera Coronation Memorial Tea Rooms and Band Rotunda (now an observatory) with Hawera Astronomical Society members Graham Thompson (left) and Daniel Hovell (Society President); the Eltham Hallensteins Brothers store (now 'Vida') with owner Todd Pomare.
Jack designed many of Taranki's landmark structures. The Puke Ariki archive holds a collection of more than 1800 architectural plans documenting some of the 432 buildings that he designed. Conducting business in south Taranaki for several decades, the plans demonstrate the changing fashions and technologies of architecture in the region.
The photographs were taken for reproduction in 'Concepts made Concrete', Puke Ariki's temporary exhibition of Duffill's work (16 December 2013 to 6 February 2014).
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