The Hobsonville Reunion

Maker and role
Makyla Curtis, Maker
Doug Curtis, Writer
Alan Curtis, Writer
Jim Swabey, Printer
Production date
21 Jul 2019
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Letterpress printed print of poem 'Hobby by the Sea' written by Doug Curtis (aka Trimmer). Doug served as a RNZAF airmen at Hobsonville airbase during the Second World War. Post the Second World many airmen who had served at Hobsonville held the 'Hobby Reunion' which inspired this poem. Print features an introduction written by Doug Curtis' son Alan Curtis, and was handset by his granddaughter Makyla Curtis.

Work handset by Makyla Curtis and printed on the Heidelberg Platen Press by Jim Swabey at the MOTAT print shop on MOTAT Print Live Day 2019. First print of limited edition of one hundred and six prints.
1/106 Hand-written
Physical description
1 sheet ; 22 x 32 cm
Credit Line
Makyla Curtis et al. 21 Jul 2019. The Hobsonville Reunion, ART-2019-14.7. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
Production place
Western Springs
Auckland City
Auckland District
New Zealand
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