Search on for family of Katikati constable

Elizabeth Grainger is restoring a large mural by Irene Tuscia-Falconer, entitled Our People - Our Story.

Elizabeth Grainger is restoring a large mural by Irene Tuscia-Falconer, entitled Our People - Our Story.

IMMORTALISED IN ART: Gisborne-connected Hughie Hunter (pictured right) is one of 35 portraits that make up a Katikati mural that is being restored. The artist is looking for relatives of Constable Hunter to help her restoration.

AN ARTIST is looking for Gisborne relatives of a former Katikati policeman to complete a mural restoration in the town.

Elizabeth Grainger is restoring a large mural by Irene Tuscia-Falconer, titled Our People - Our Story, which has been displayed in the “mural town” since 2002.

“It was in such disrepair that it requires repainting.”

The original reference material was misplaced so she had to again research the 35 portraits that make up the mural.

“One of our town’s most respected and loved identities was Constable Hugh Hunter (1893-1973).

“Hughie, as he was affectionately called, originally came from Gisborne and after his post at Katikati he returned to Gisborne.”

Elizabeth Grainger hopes his family still live in the area and might be able to supply her with a photo on the angle of this painting, or better still, a copy of the photo this portrait was painted from.

“Any help is most appreciated. The better the photo, the better the finished portrait.”

If you can help, call her on 022-350-3043 or email qe3@bigpond.com

AN ARTIST is looking for Gisborne relatives of a former Katikati policeman to complete a mural restoration in the town.

Elizabeth Grainger is restoring a large mural by Irene Tuscia-Falconer, titled Our People - Our Story, which has been displayed in the “mural town” since 2002.

“It was in such disrepair that it requires repainting.”

The original reference material was misplaced so she had to again research the 35 portraits that make up the mural.

“One of our town’s most respected and loved identities was Constable Hugh Hunter (1893-1973).

“Hughie, as he was affectionately called, originally came from Gisborne and after his post at Katikati he returned to Gisborne.”

Elizabeth Grainger hopes his family still live in the area and might be able to supply her with a photo on the angle of this painting, or better still, a copy of the photo this portrait was painted from.

“Any help is most appreciated. The better the photo, the better the finished portrait.”

If you can help, call her on 022-350-3043 or email qe3@bigpond.com

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