Many people were involved in producing this website over the last few years. We would like to thank everyone who gave their time and energy. On this page you can read about the core team of people who dedicated their time to the creation of Whakamīharo Lindauer Online.
Ngahiraka Mason was born and raised in Te Urewera where her
formative experiences shaped her life interests. A trained fine
artist and art historian, she was a curator at Auckland Art
Gallery Toi o Tāmaki from 1999 to 2015. Her first exhibition was
Urewera Mural: Colin McCahon. Ngahiraka was a trustee on Te Māori
Manaaki Taonga Trust. The Trust was established after the watershed
exhibition Te Māori: Māori Art from New Zealand
Collections (1984 - 87) to 'encourage and provide for
education and training of Māori in the skills required for the care
and display of taonga Māori'. Her curatorial interests strongly
relate to old knowledge and new understandings within indigenous
sites of knowledge, to generate awareness of the value of
Catherine was born in East Tāmaki and since 2000 has
worked at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki as Research
Librarian. Catherine and Ngahiraka Mason developed the original
concept and funding application for Whakamīharo Lindauer Online in
2007, and since then she has worked on various aspects of the
project including descendant permissions, development of protocols,
indexing of the Visitors' Book, and the editing of website content.
Other aspects of her role include being the managing editor of
Reading Room, the Gallery's annual journal of contemporary
art and culture.
Caroline McBride was the joint Project Manager of the Lindauer
Online Project. Caroline concentrated on collecting the
content of the site. She carried out research and wrote on
some of the sitters featured in the portraits; worked with Mere
Lodge on gaining iwi permissions; met with partners and
descendants; sourced and gained permission for related images;
commissioned and liaised with essay writers, and sought regional
museum partners to contribute to the site. Caroline is
the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki's
Mere Waihuka Lodge
Dip F.A. Dip Tch, Haerewa Advisory Group, Iwi Consultant
Toi o Tamaki Auckland Art Gallery. Ngati Porou.
Ko taku mahi hei whakapaa atu ki nga uri whaimana, o
nga tupuna i peitatia e Lindauaer, kia whai whakaaro ratou ki
te tuku nga whakaahua, ki runga i tenei paetukutuku. Nga
mihi nui ki a ratou i whakaea ki tenei kaupapa, me etahi ano kei te
whakaaro tonu. Ko te wawata ka tukuna a te wa, kia tuitui nga
whakapapa hononga a nga tipuna nei, ki tena, ki tena. " He aha
te mea nui, he tangata, he tangata".
Born in the UK, Sarah was the Auckland Art Gallery
Toi o Tāmaki's online communication coordinator, managing all of
the Gallery's online environments during her time with the Gallery.
Along with Caroline McBride, Sarah was the joint Project Manager of
the Lindauer Online Project. Her main roles were liaising with
Terabyte, the company tasked with the job of creating the website
and loading and testing the content that you now see on the
website. Some of the other tasks she was also involved in were
organising the filming with descendants and reformatting the
Visitors' Book for the website.
Te Haumihiata Mason
John is the systems administrator and
photographer at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and has
been with the Gallery for over 25 years. He was in charge of all
the images that can now be seen on the website. This has involved
reformatting, cropping and rephotographing hundreds of images. John
photographed over 300 pages of the Visitors' Book twice for the
website to ensure we had the best possible images available.
Te Haumihiata Mason
Born by the sea in Tauranga Moana and raised in the bush
in the nation of Tūhoe, Te Haumihiata Mason has spent a lifetime
devoted to te reo Māori. Her formative years were spent in a
monolingual Māori language community at a time when most of the
food on the table was sourced from the land, bush and river.
Growing up in this environment instilled in Te Haumihiata a passion
for te reo Māori, a love of native flora and fauna and a compulsion
for growing things. It also paved the way for some exciting work
throughout her career and informed her work at Te Taura Whiri i te
Reo Māori where she was until recently the Kaitiaki Reo.
Ngāi Tūhoe. Ko Parekohe te maunga, ko Hamua te hapū, ko
Waikirikiri te marae. Hohepa translated the entries in the
Visitors' Book for the Whakamiharo Lindauer Online during his time
as a translator for Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, the Māori
Language Commission. He grew up on the edge of Te Urewera forest at
Ruatoki with his grandmother and family. Te Urewera is where
he formulated his world view; he draws on those customs and
traditions in both his professional and personal life. His first
language is Te Reo Māori. He has a Diploma in Social Work, an
advanced Certificate in Adult Teaching as well as registration as a
Licensed Translator and Interpreter.
David Reeves was the Senior Registrar at the Auckland Art
Gallery until May 2009. In this role he led the team
responsible for the storage, transport and documentation of the
gallery's collection and its inward and outward loans. David was
part of the core project team that saw the digitisation and online
publication of the gallery's entire collection in 2001-2003.
His professional interests include museum building design and the
inter-relationship of collection management systems with public
discovery of collection information. He was involved in the
early planning of the Lindauer Online project contributing to the
initial scoping, philosophy and objectives of the project.
Terabyte - Web Developers
Dynamic and innovative web developers, Terabyte began
working with the Lindauer Online project in late 2009. The
Terabyte team consists of Project Managers, Creative designers,
Information Architects, Flash, HTML and .NET developers and Quality
Assurance specialists who spend a lot of time online and are very
passionate about the Internet. Their challenge was to build a
multi-language website combining research content and an
elaborate portrait viewing system with a community focus allowing
visitors to experience and contribute to the story - connecting
visitors from the past with those of the present and future.