Watercress Tuna and children, on Champion Street, Cannons Creek, Porirua - Photograph taken by Ian Mackley, [ca 27 Feb 1985]
Reference Number: EP/1985/1011/17a-F
Watercress Tuna, from Patricia Grace's book 'Watercress Tuna and the children of Champion Street' photographed with school children at Champion Street, Cannons Creek, Porirua. Photograph taken by Evening Post staff photographer Ian Mackley, circa 27 February 1985.Original caption reads: "The storybook watercress tuna of Cannons creek bounced out of the creek, over the tavern, the shopping centre and the school and on to Champion Street where today he posed with local children. From left: Onekura John of Cannons Creek School; Serena Beirne of Rangikura Primary School; Anthony Tinirau of Titahi Bay Intermediate; Matthew Aiono of Porirua Primary School; and Kim Lister of Cannons Creek School." (Evening Post, 27 February 1985)
Watercress Tuna and children, on Champion Street, Cannons Creek, Porirua - Photograph taken by Ian Mackley, Reference Number EP/1985/1011-F (1 digitised items)
Further negatives of the Evening Post newspaper, Reference Number PAColl-7327-2 (1639 digitised items)
The Dominion Post :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers, Reference Number PAColl-7327 (2038 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Cellulose triacetate negative, 35mm. Horizontal imageSingle negative
Historical Notes: Three of the children in the photograph posed for the front cover and were the basis of three of the characters in the book. Serena became Karen, Anthony became Hirini, and Mathew became Fa'afetai.
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