Customer Welcome 150 tukutuku panel

This panel was designed, created and constructed by the Customer Welcome team, as part of the Tukutuku project in 2009 to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Christchurch City Libraries.

Te Waharoa O Te Whare Wananga (The gateway to the house of knowledge)

  • Wool, string, ice block sticks and paua shells
  • 122 x 60 cm

Our panel design is based on our place and our people.

Our people - Mt Aoraki, the Southern Alps and the Avon River acknowledge Ngai Tahu as Tangata Whenua. The colourful patchwork background represents the cultural diversity of our library members. The paua shells in the river were donated by the CAD team, the smaller shells were part of a necklace made by and in memory of our dear colleague Kate Ogier who lost her battle with cancer last year.

Our place - The whare represents Central Library, the house of knowledge depicted by the attached symbolic three baskets of knowledge. It also acknowledge all past and present colleagues at CCL. The gateway with the words Nau mai haere mai (You are welcome) represents our place at Central Library and the Customer Welcome team.

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