Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

December 26, 2013

Painted Boxes: John and Jane Bollard

Filed under: Art,Avondale,Blockhouse Bay,History,Painted Boxes — paul @ 6:52 am
John and Jane Bollard

John and Jane Bollard

A box for Boxing Day.

This traffic control box governs the intersection of Blockhouse Bay Road and New North Road/St Jude/Crayford Streets. It shows historic portraits of John Bollard (1839/40-1915) and his wife Jane who were residents of Avondale from 1861. He was farming in the area, worked in real estate and from 1896 to 1914 was MP for Eden.

Painted by Louis and Sharon Statham.

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