Obituaries

An Illuminated Alumnus

An Illuminated Alumnus

Barry Brickell OBE – 1935 – 2016

Ranginui Walker 1932 – 2016

Ranginui Walker 1932 – 2016

On 29 February 2016 Emeritus Professor Ranginui Walker passed away at the age of 83.

Sir John Buchanan: 9 June, 1943 – 13 July, 2015

Sir John Buchanan: 9 June, 1943 – 13 July, 2015

On 13 July, 2015, the University and New Zealand lost a great alumnus, advocate, benefactor and above all, friend, Sir John Buchanan. As a result of his outstanding career abroad, Sir John received glowing tributes in the major UK papers, including the Times, the Financial Times and the Daily Telegraph. They are all very much […]

Sir Ian Athfield

Sir Ian Athfield

With the death of Distinguished Alumnus Sir Ian Athfield in January, New Zealand lost one of its greatest architects.

Hone Papita Raukura “Ralph” Hotere 1931 – 2013

Hone Papita Raukura “Ralph” Hotere 1931 – 2013

In 1999 when I first began researching Ralph Hotere’s work as an undergraduate at Auckland the intensity of his black paintings seemed overwhelming. Where do you begin with a work that is entirely black?