Coolangatta - a Homage: the Life and Times of Auckland's Most Admired Residence
The book is about Auckland's heritage and in particular the Arts and Crafts heritage home known as 'Coolangatta' which stood at 464 Remuera Road, Auckland until 2006 when it was destroyed. It is also about the two families who lived at the property, the Foster and Coutts families... read full description below.
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||Coolangatta (Auckland, N.Z.), Bamford & Pierce Architects, Dwellings - New Zealand - Auckland - History, Architecture, Edwardian - New Zealand - Auckland - History, Remuera (Auckland, N.Z.) - Buildings, structures, etc - History
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The book is about Auckland's heritage and in particular the Arts and Crafts heritage home known as 'Coolangatta' which stood at 464 Remuera Road, Auckland until 2006 when it was destroyed. It is also about the two families who lived at the property, the Foster and Coutts families and their utterly absorbing histories.
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Peter Macky was educated in Auckland and New York and is a member of the Bar Associations of New Zealand and New York State. He is a consultant partner in the law firm Macky Roberton, with a lifelong interest in urban design, history and heritage, having been a life member of the Historic Places Trust for over 30 years. Macky is a director of Civic Trust Auckland, a non-profit, public interest group, which has as its aim the preservation of heritage, in all its forms. His other great interest is rugby league, with Macky having chaired the Auckland Warriors, the Auckland Rugby League and the Ponsonby Rugby League Club for many years. His last book was Wartime Correspondence, a collection of letters sent during the early years of the Second World War, which was well received. His current project is the restoration of a nineteenth-century train station built for Kaiser Wilhelm II in Brandenburg, Germany. He lives in Auckland and Berlin.
Sait Akkirman was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1947, and came to New Zealand in 1974. Since 1982, he has been working as an advertising photographer from his own studio. He has contributed to a number of national and international award-winning advertising projects, and has also won numerous photographic awards. With a keen interest in architecture, he published "Auckland Architecture, A Personal View", and is currently working on other personal projects alongside his advertising work.
Paul Waite was born in Auckland and studied at Auckland University and University of London. He started a career in Banking then moved to Arts Fundraising, working for the Tate Gallery and Sadler's Wells Theatre, and finally ran the British-American Chamber of Commerce for seven years. Since 1998 he has devoted his time to heritage and architectural interests. A Trustee of the Lutyens Trust, he organises architectural tours in the England and abroad, to raise awareness of Sir Edwin's work and his contemporaries. Recently he has worked to create the New Delhi chapter of the Lutyens Trust, with the aim of preserving the garden city of Indian capital. In 2005 he wrote his first publication 'In the Beaux-Arts Tradition' to accompany the Hawke's Bay Museum and Art Gallery exhibition about W.H. Gummer's architecture, which was subsequently hung at The Gus Fisher Gallery. In 2008 he worked with the former Director of the Soane Museum, Margaret Richardson, on an exhibition 'Rastrapati Bhavan in context; the work of Sir Edwin Lutyens' for the British Council, which now hangs in the Indian Presidential Residence. He lives in Auckland, London and Forte dei Marmi.