Charles Thomas Major Statue

41 Golf Avenue; Mangere Road; Hospital Road, King's College, Otahuhu, Auckland

  • Charles Thomas Major Statue. Courtesy of John Bean Archivist Kings College.
    Copyright: Kings College.
  • Charles Thomas Major Statue. Mr G N T Greenbank (Headmaster 1947-73) & Sculptor Mr Cecil Thomas 1966. Courtesy of John Bean Archivist Kings College.
    Copyright: Kings College.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 528 Date Entered 26th November 1981

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Auckland Council (Auckland City Council)

Region

Auckland Council

Legal description

Pt Land Claim 269A Fairburns Grant (CT NA268/84), North Auckland Land District

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Ford, Charles Reginald

Ford (1880-1972) was born in England and served in the Royal Navy. He was later with Captain Scott's 1901-04 expedition to Antarctica. Ford trained as an architect working in Wanganui and also as an engineer. In 1926 he wrote the first treatise on earthquakes and building construction in the English language.

In 1923 Ford entered into partnership with William Henry Gummer (1884-1966). Gummer and Ford was an architectural partnership of national importance. Gummer was one of the most outstanding architects working in New Zealand in the first half of this century.

The firm was responsible for the design of the State Insurance Building, Wellington (1940), the Dilworth Building (1926), the Guardian Trust Building and the Domain Wintergardens (1921 and 1928), all in Auckland, as well as the Dominion Museum (1936) in Wellington. In addition, Ford designed his own house at Westbourne Road, Auckland.

Gummer and Ford were awarded Gold Medals by the New Zealand Institute of Architects for their designs of Auckland Railway Station and Remuera Library. Ford was President of this Institute from 1921-22.

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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1961 -

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Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.