Mush ; Richard Brimer; 2010; 2010.002

Name/Title

Mush

About this object

Mush, a contractor at Jerusalem, comes from of a family of some local standing – in 1969 it was his family that provided the house in which James K. Baxter, one of New Zealand’s best known poets and a critic and religious writer, established his spiritual community at the remote Whanganui River settlement of Jerusalem. This photograph was taken at his house in Jerusalem.

Mush himself "went roving for a while", but in what he recalls as "the turning point" in his life, his mother called him back to "uphold the mana of our family" and instructed him "in right ways". (Interview with Richard Brimer)

Richard Brimer grew up in Hawke's Bay, and began taking photos at age 15 for an aerial photography company. He has worked as a freelance photographer for all his life, and has published seven books.

Maker

Richard Brimer

Date Made

2010

Medium and Materials

Photograph

Measurements

840 x 1043 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Bell, Michael (Mush)

Subject and Association Description

Mush (Michael Bell)

Mush, a contractor at Jerusalem, comes from of a family of some local standing – in 1969 it was his family that provided the house in which James K. Baxter, one of New Zealand’s best known poets and a critic and religious writer, established his spiritual community at the remote Whanganui River settlement of Jerusalem. Mush himself "went roving for a while", but in what he recalls as "the turning point" in his life, his mother called him back to "uphold the mana of our family" and instructed him "in right ways". (Interview with Richard Brimer)

Credit Line

NZPG

Object number

2010.002

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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2010s
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