Story: Nelson places

Tāhunanui: Doris Lusk (1 o 2)

Tāhunanui: Doris Lusk

In 1947, when Doris Lusk painted the suburb of Tāhunanui, it was a semi-rural holiday spot. Tāhunanui was promoted as a residential subdivision and beach resort from the 1920s and became very popular over summer. Today the flat areas are heavily built-up with housing, although the holiday park remains amongst trees behind the beach. By 1987 the campground had a capacity of 4,500 people. In the 2000s it was still one of the largest in the country.

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Hocken Library, University of Otago
Reference: 20,939
Oil painting by Doris Lusk

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Nelson places - Nelson surrounds and suburbs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/28996/tahunanui-doris-lusk (accessed 15 December 2018)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 22 Apr 2015