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Hopper Street

Tuffery’s large mural depicts a giant tuatara, the entrance to a Māori Pa, brick work symbolising the police barracks and the famed ‘Massey’s Cossacks’. These images all represent significant stages in the development of Mount Cook and bring to life the history of the area. The artist has also included his own cultural motifs to symbolise the present and possible future for this inner city suburb. Students from the Massey School of Fine Arts helped Tuffery paint the mural, which was funded by the Council’s Public Art Fund.