Story: Moodabe, Joseph Patrick and Moodabe, Michael Joseph

Joseph Patrick Moodabe holds a painting of his brother, Michael Joseph Moodabe

Joseph Patrick Moodabe holds a painting of his brother, Michael Joseph Moodabe

The Moodabe brothers worked together to build a cinema empire in Auckland but were in many ways opposites: Michael ('MJ'), short and heavily built, was a born showman; while Joseph ('JP'), slim and even shorter, was reticent and cautious by nature.

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Michael Moodabe. 'Moodabe, Joseph Patrick and Moodabe, Michael Joseph', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1998, updated July, 2019. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/4m59/moodabe-joseph-patrick (accessed 29 September 2020)