About Lost Property

Unique, iconic, interesting and ‘at risk’!..

Names like Franz Iseke, Yvonne Bendall, Maurice Patience, Gordon Tovey or Reg Uren seldom tend to appear in association with ‘The Group, Sargeson, McCahon, Plischke or Vernon Brown in reference to the ‘modern’ history of  New Zealand, yet their contribution and inspiration should not go unaccounted…

The ‘Lost Property’ site is but a small part of an ongoing project to raise awareness and document facets of our fast disappearing  ‘built and social history’ – and includes photo’s and articles related to ‘Fibrolite’, the development of subdivisions, murals, art, concrete construction, Hyperbolic Paraboloid roofs… as well as histories of pivotal yet largely unrecognised architects like Dick Hobin and Structural Developments; insights into the growth of landscape architecture, etc…

Still ‘rough around the edges’, the site and the exhibition are an attempt to make visible much of the information largely held in the memories or libraries of a disappearing generation. We apologise for the ‘typo’s’ and grainy images but hope these will improve over time. Sincere appreciation and many thanks to “Home” magazine ACP media and the ‘Block Foundation’ for their generous and gracious support. Thanks also to the Depot Gallery, Architecture Archive and the Auckland Museum.