Victorian Auckland: Photographs by John Fields

Victorian Auckland: Photographs by John Fields

Exhibition Details

The architect and historian John Stacpoole and photographer John Fields worked together in the early 1970s to capture Auckland's architectural heritage, culminating in the book Victorian Auckland: Photographs of the Earlier Buildings of Auckland. In a time when many Victorian buildings were being demolished the book can be read as a form of scholarly and artistic activism.

Photographs from the book have been selected for this exhibition, showing not only the grand and stately buildings of Auckland, but also the simple colonial cottages and chapels, store fronts and warehouses. The selection is intended to create a virtual tour of a number of buildings of interest as they stood in the 1970s. Stepping back from the message of the book to just look at the photographs is a rewarding exercise. The photographs delight in the exquisite details of the buildings captured, with particular attention paid to contrast and texture.

Victorian Auckland: Photographs by John Fields reasserts the importance of the authors' argument and reminds us that we should appreciate, value and look at our architecture.

Date
Location
Main Gallery
Cost
Free entry

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Portrait Head, Courthouse, Waterloo Quadrant
Portrait Head, Courthouse, Waterloo Quadrant

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
220 x 140 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/1
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Mangere Central Presbyterian Church, Wallace Road
Mangere Central Presbyterian Church, Wallace Road

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
200 x 150 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/64
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Courthouse, Portico
Courthouse, Portico

Production date
1971-1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
173 x 241 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/10
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Old Government House, Waterloo Quadrant
Old Government House, Waterloo Quadrant

Production date
1971-1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
170 x 242 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/12
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Jewish Synagogue, Princes Street
Jewish Synagogue, Princes Street

Production date
1971-1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
131 x 200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/13
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Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Symonds Street
Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Symonds Street

Production date
early 1970s
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
243 x 170 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/14
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Freemason's Hall, Princes Street
Freemason's Hall, Princes Street

Production date
1971-1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
200 x 137 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/15
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Grand Hotel, Princes Street
Grand Hotel, Princes Street

Production date
1971-1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
185 x 175 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/16
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Highwic, door knocker
Highwic, door knocker

Production date
circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
187 x 245 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/2
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Houses, 25-33 Symonds Street
Houses, 25-33 Symonds Street

Production date
1971-1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
86 x 243 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/21
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191 Queen Street
191 Queen Street

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
181 x 134 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/24
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100 Queen Street
100 Queen Street

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
158 x 244 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/25
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Victoria Arcade, Queen Street
Victoria Arcade, Queen Street

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
239 x 172 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/26
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Lands and Deeds Office, High Street
Lands and Deeds Office, High Street

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
200 x 136 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/27
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Star Hotel, Albert Street
Star Hotel, Albert Street

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
202 x 136 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/28
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Rob Roy Tavern, Freemans Bay
Rob Roy Tavern, Freemans Bay

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
197 x 196 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/29
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Herne Bay Play Centre, Jervois Road, Ponsonby
Herne Bay Play Centre, Jervois Road, Ponsonby

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
200 x 135 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/32
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Alberton, 100 Mt Albert Road
Alberton, 100 Mt Albert Road

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
192 x 223 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/37
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Alberton
Alberton

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
242 x 170 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/38
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Saint Mark's Church, Remuera
Saint Mark's Church, Remuera

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
130 x 202 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/45
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Saint John's College Dining Hall
Saint John's College Dining Hall

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
175 x 247 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/48
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Melanesian Mission Museum, Mission Bay
Melanesian Mission Museum, Mission Bay

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
203 x 131 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/49
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Selwyn Court
Selwyn Court

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
186 x 244 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/51
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Saint Stephen's Chapel, Judges Bay, Parnell
Saint Stephen's Chapel, Judges Bay, Parnell

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
133 x 200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/53
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House, 330 Parnell Road
House, 330 Parnell Road

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
132 x 202 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/54
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Hulme Court, 350 Parnell Road
Hulme Court, 350 Parnell Road

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
134 x 200 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/55
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Old Customhouse
Old Customhouse

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
186 x 193 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/6
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All Saints' Church, Howick
All Saints' Church, Howick

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
150 x 228 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/61
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Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Hampton Park, East Tamaki
Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Hampton Park, East Tamaki

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
200 x 135 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/62
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Church of the Assumption, Onehunga
Church of the Assumption, Onehunga

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
117 x 201 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/67
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The Clark House, Hobsonville
The Clark House, Hobsonville

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
200 x 138 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/68
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The Clark House, Hobsonville
The Clark House, Hobsonville

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
209 x 193 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/69
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The Clark House, Hobsonville
The Clark House, Hobsonville

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
191 x 235 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/70
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Shops, 15 Victoria Road, Devonport
Shops, 15 Victoria Road, Devonport

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
104 x 244 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/11/73
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Freemason's Hall, Princes Street
Freemason's Hall, Princes Street

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
134 x 199 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/53/1
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Cottages, 10-16 Waverley Street
Cottages, 10-16 Waverley Street

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
176 x 141 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/53/12
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Factory, 27 Wakefield Street
Factory, 27 Wakefield Street

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
131 x 204 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/53/13
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Albert Brewery, Elliott Street
Albert Brewery, Elliott Street

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
214 x 187 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/53/15
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Demolitions, Shortland Street
Demolitions, Shortland Street

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
183 x 247 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/53/16
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Honeyman House, Princes Street
Honeyman House, Princes Street

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
164 x 247 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/53/2
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House, 61 Saint Mary's Road, Ponsonby
House, 61 Saint Mary's Road, Ponsonby

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
131 x 203 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/53/20
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Honeyman House, Princes Street
Honeyman House, Princes Street

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
136 x 201 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/53/3
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Saint John the Baptist Church, Parnell Road
Saint John the Baptist Church, Parnell Road

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
176 x 175 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/53/31
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Backs, Corner Parnell Road and Garfield Street
Backs, Corner Parnell Road and Garfield Street

John Fields

Production date
circa 1971-circa 1972
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
153 x 244 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of John Stacpoole and John Fields, 1983
Accession no
1983/53/32