Odo Strewe. Arrived in New Zealand at the time of WWII, and was interned on Soame’s Island before becoming a huge influence on the countries modernist cultural awakening. Landscape architect with connections to ‘the Group’ in Auckland, Natusch in Hawkes Bay – as well as influential articles in ‘Home & Building’ magazine and Palmer’s Garden book.
Also a colourful character in Auckland’s cultural history, associated with literary scene of the time- Fairburn, Lowery, Innes, Sargeson, Robb, Duggan, etc…
A more complete history will be available in the coming months.
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