Story: Central and South-eastern Europeans

Iconic toilets in Kawakawa

Iconic toilets in Kawakawa

Beginning with those who came immediately before the Second World War, Austrians made rich contributions to New Zealand’s cultural life. From 1975 until 2000 the Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser divided his time between Kawakawa in Northland and Vienna. His legacy to Kawakawa is a public toilet like no other.

Using this item

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Shirley Williams

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

John Wilson, 'Central and South-eastern Europeans - Austrians', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015