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Object: Sculpture of Opo the dolphin

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Title Sculpture of Opo the dolphin
Production Lee-Johnson, Eric (photographer), 1950s, New Zealand
Medium summary black and white photograph, gelatin silver print
Materials silver, photographic gelatin, photographic paper
Classification gelatin silver prints, black-and-white prints
Technique black-and-white photography
Credit line Purchased 1997 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds
Registration number O.007851/01
View of three men - Eric Lee-Johnson, Gordon Andrewes and Bill Yackers - looking at two pieces of sculpture for possible use in a memorial to Opo. The sculptures on display here were created by Russell Clark, a Christchurch sculptor. The following descriptive text has been written on the back :- "The dolphin sculpture at Opononi was donated by my sculptor friend, Russell Clark, of Christchurch who sent me two models for us to choose from."

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