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The Us in I

The Us in I
Allan McDonald
4th July Anti Vietnam War Protest, Willis Street. 1972 [What Happened to Freedom?] 2016
courtesy of the artist and Anna Miles Gallery

Exhibition Details

Discover the rich visual qualities, and a range of social events and political ideas, in this selection of photographs of people taken in public spaces around New Zealand. Dating from the 1940s to the 1980s these carefully constructed images reveal the complexities of life in New Zealand during a period marked by both upheaval and optimism. 

Part of New Zealand Art: Opening the Past to the Ever-changing Present | Toi Aotearoa: Mai i Mua ki te Ao Hurihuri, a new series of exhibitions drawn from our collection.

Date
Curated by
Julia Waite
Location
Ground level
Cost
Free entry

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Popular Milkbar (now McDonalds)
Popular Milkbar (now McDonalds)

Sharyn Black

Production date
01 Apr 1976
Medium
photograph
Size (h x w)
240 x 163 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
2010/14/144
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Worser Bay, 1978
Worser Bay, 1978

Sharyn Black

Production date
1978
Medium
photograph
Size (h x w)
156 x 156 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
2010/14/150
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Crossing the Manukau Harbour at Mangere Bridge
Crossing the Manukau Harbour at Mangere Bridge

Gil Hanly

Production date
1984
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
298 x 396 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1986
Accession no
1986/22/6
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A Moment of unity before leaving Te Puea Marae
A Moment of unity before leaving Te Puea Marae

Gil Hanly

Production date
1984
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
395 x 279 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1986
Accession no
1986/22/5
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Two days rest at Waiomio; watching the evening concert
Two days rest at Waiomio; watching the evening concert

Gil Hanly

Production date
1984
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
278 x 397 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1986
Accession no
1986/22/12
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Mass march from Turangawaewae to Waahi, 15 kilometres
Mass march from Turangawaewae to Waahi, 15 kilometres

Gil Hanly

Production date
1984
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
280 x 405 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1986
Accession no
1986/22/2
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Arriving at Takaparawha Marae, Orakei, late afternoon, 31 January
Arriving at Takaparawha Marae, Orakei, late afternoon, 31 January

Gil Hanly

Production date
1984
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
290 x 394 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1986
Accession no
1986/22/7
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Day 1 Leaving Turangawaewae, Ngaruawahia
Day 1 Leaving Turangawaewae, Ngaruawahia

Gil Hanly

Production date
1984
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
284 x 391 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1986
Accession no
1986/22/1
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Opo: The Hokianga Dolphin (#15)
Opo: The Hokianga Dolphin (#15)

Eric Lee-Johnson

Production date
1955
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Elizabeth Lee-Johnson in memory of Eric Lee-Johnson, 1994
Accession no
1994/45/15
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Morning karakia, Te Kaha-nui-a-tiki marae, Te Kaha Sunday 3rd June 1973
Morning karakia, Te Kaha-nui-a-tiki marae, Te Kaha Sunday 3rd June 1973

John Miller

Production date
2001
Medium
gelatin silver print toned with gold
Size (h x w)
479 x 483 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2001
Accession no
2001/29/1
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Auckland Women's Centre, Ponsonby Road
Auckland Women's Centre, Ponsonby Road

Robin Morrison

Production date
1976
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
164 x 230 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1976
Accession no
1977/39/5
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Procession: Rure Keremeneta's Unveiling, Hiruharama Jerusalem Wanganui River
Procession: Rure Keremeneta's Unveiling, Hiruharama Jerusalem Wanganui River

Anne Noble

Production date
1982
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
216 x 318 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/4/5
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Procession: Rure Keremenata's Unveiling, Wanganui River, Hiruharama (Jerusalem)
Procession: Rure Keremenata's Unveiling, Wanganui River, Hiruharama (Jerusalem)

Anne Noble

Production date
1982
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
318 x 217 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/4/6
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Family, Queen Street, Auckland
Family, Queen Street, Auckland

Max Oettli

Production date
1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
235 x 358 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1975
Accession no
1975/58/2
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Free apples to school children, May 1944
Free apples to school children, May 1944

John Pascoe

Production date
May 1944
Medium
photograph
Size (h x w)
197 x 186 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
2010/14/153
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Inia te Wiata's funeral, Otaki Pa
Inia te Wiata's funeral, Otaki Pa

Ans Westra

Production date
1971
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
174 x 272 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1980
Accession no
1980/51/10
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Queen's Visit, 1977
Queen's Visit, 1977

Peter Black

Production date
1977
Medium
selenium-toned gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
161 x 238 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/4/6
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Dick Armstrong, Second hand dealer, Dylan and Keir, Jervois Road
Dick Armstrong, Second hand dealer, Dylan and Keir, Jervois Road

Robin Morrison

Production date
1976
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
160 x 230 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1976
Accession no
1977/39/1
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Cafe "Four Winds" Auckland
Cafe "Four Winds" Auckland

Max Oettli

Production date
1968
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
161 x 246 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1975
Accession no
1975/58/1
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Watching Miss New Zealand Parade, Cuba Mall
Watching Miss New Zealand Parade, Cuba Mall

Ans Westra

Production date
1971
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
230 x 285 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1980
Accession no
1980/52/2
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Department Store, Auckland
Department Store, Auckland

Max Oettli

Production date
1973
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
195 x 290 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1975
Accession no
1975/58/3
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Queen's visit 1977
Queen's visit 1977

Sharyn Black

Production date
circa 1977
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
202 x 140 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
2010/14/137
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The view looking north from Ross cemetery
The view looking north from Ross cemetery

Les Cleveland

Production date
1957
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
222 x 273 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1998
Accession no
1998/23
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Early Settlers Museum, Dunedin
Early Settlers Museum, Dunedin

Ans Westra

Production date
1971
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
203 x 252 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/5/4
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Subdivision 1966
Subdivision 1966

Marti Friedlander

Production date
2000
Medium
gelatin silver prints, toned with gold
Size (h x w)
479 x 479 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Marti Friedlander, with assistance from the Elise Mourant Bequest, 2001
Accession no
2000/28/77
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Auckland 1969
Auckland 1969

Marti Friedlander

Production date
2000
Medium
gelatin silver prints, toned with gold
Size (h x w)
478 x 324 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Marti Friedlander, with assistance from the Elise Mourant Bequest, 2001
Accession no
2000/28/39
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Sunday 1969
Sunday 1969

Marti Friedlander

Production date
2000
Medium
gelatin silver prints, toned with gold
Size (h x w)
478 x 323 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Marti Friedlander, with assistance from the Elise Mourant Bequest, 2001
Accession no
2000/28/153
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Norman Kirk's funeral at Saint Paul's Cathedral, Wellington
Norman Kirk's funeral at Saint Paul's Cathedral, Wellington

Ans Westra

Production date
1974
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
218 x 252 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/5/10
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Ruatoria, East Coast, 1984
Ruatoria, East Coast, 1984

Ans Westra

Production date
1984
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
350 x 300 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1997
Accession no
1997/27/13
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Peter, Jack and Frank, Ponsonby Scrapmetals, Ponsonby Road
Peter, Jack and Frank, Ponsonby Scrapmetals, Ponsonby Road

Robin Morrison

Production date
1976
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
165 x 230 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1976
Accession no
1977/39/4
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Untitled (Bus) 1979
Untitled (Bus) 1979

Peter Black

Production date
1979
Medium
selenium-toned gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
155 x 232 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/4/4
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Opo: The Hokianga Dolphin (#32)
Opo: The Hokianga Dolphin (#32)

Eric Lee-Johnson

Production date
1955
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Elizabeth Lee-Johnson in memory of Eric Lee-Johnson, 1994
Accession no
1994/45/32
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Opo: The Hokianga Dolphin (#44)
Opo: The Hokianga Dolphin (#44)

Eric Lee-Johnson

Production date
1955
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Elizabeth Lee-Johnson in memory of Eric Lee-Johnson, 1994
Accession no
1994/45/44
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Miner’s Daughter, Denniston, Westland, September 1944
Miner’s Daughter, Denniston, Westland, September 1944

John Pascoe

Production date
Sep 1944
Medium
photograph
Size (h x w)
187 x 187 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
2010/14/152
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During Prince Charles' visit to Waitangirua, Wellington, 1981
During Prince Charles' visit to Waitangirua, Wellington, 1981

Ans Westra

Production date
1984
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
303 x 304 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1997
Accession no
1997/27/2
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Hoani Waititi Marae, Auckland, 1980
Hoani Waititi Marae, Auckland, 1980

Ans Westra

Production date
1984
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
287 x 303 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1997
Accession no
1997/27/14
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Murupara, 1984
Murupara, 1984

Ans Westra

Production date
1984
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
312 x 303 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1997
Accession no
1997/27/10
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Hawthorne and Thistle - remnants of an old orchard, Koiro, Wanganui River
Hawthorne and Thistle - remnants of an old orchard, Koiro, Wanganui River

Anne Noble

Production date
1982
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
133 x 310 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/4/3
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Upper Reaches, Wanganui River
Upper Reaches, Wanganui River

Anne Noble

Production date
1982
Medium
gelatin silver print
Size (h x w)
232 x 354 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2000
Accession no
2000/3/5
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Harris Street, Wellington
Harris Street, Wellington

Sharyn Black

Production date
Unknown
Medium
photograph
Size (h x w)
242 x 174 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
2010/14/151
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Peggy's Hill, Otago Peninsula
Peggy's Hill, Otago Peninsula

Gary Blackman

Production date
1951
Medium
monochrome photograph
Size (h x w)
158 x 240 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1981
Accession no
1981/23/6
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Classical music recital, Tukaki wharenui, Te Kaha-nui-a-tiki marae, Te Kaha. Tangata whenua join the hui for performances of oratory and music, Saturday 2nd June 1973
Classical music recital, Tukaki wharenui, Te Kaha-nui-a-tiki marae, Te Kaha. Tan...

John Miller

Production date
2001
Medium
gelatin silver print toned with gold
Size (h x w)
479 x 483 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2001
Accession no
2001/29/11
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Porch, Tukaki wharenui. Te Kaha-nui-a-tiki marae, Te Kaha. Mihi Roberts, Brown Rewiti M.P. Eastern Maori and Hone Taiapa. June 1973
Porch, Tukaki wharenui. Te Kaha-nui-a-tiki marae, Te Kaha. Mihi Roberts, Brown R...

John Miller

Production date
2001
Medium
gelatin silver print toned with gold
Size (h x w)
479 x 483 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2001
Accession no
2001/29/3
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Hikoi halted on the bridge at Waitangi
Hikoi halted on the bridge at Waitangi

Gil Hanly

Production date
1984
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
280 x 392 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1986
Accession no
1986/22/17
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Opo: The Hokianga Dolphin (#17)
Opo: The Hokianga Dolphin (#17)

Eric Lee-Johnson

Production date
1955
Medium
gelatin silver print
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Elizabeth Lee-Johnson in memory of Eric Lee-Johnson, 1994
Accession no
1994/45/17