Bronze, Turning the Bull; Hunter, Angela; 2009


Bronze, Turning the Bull

About this object

This is a bronze bull which was donated to the collection by Pat and Derek Turnbull of Tussock Creek. A 100 of these were manufactured in the United Kingdom by Angela Hunter. This particular one is number 11.

William of Rule saved King Bruce by turning away a wild bull that attacked him in the forest. In those days, you had to earn your name and so the King named him Turn-Bull and gave him much land to thank him.

A full-sized bronze statue is located in Hawick, Scotland where the Turnbull Clan originated from before the Border Wars.

This bronze bull was gifted to Pat and Derek Turnbull by the Turnbull Clan in recognition for Derek Turnbull's achievements in Masters Athletics. Derek, a Southland farmer, got into running in his early 40s. Derek ran marathons throughout the world and broke a number of world records which still exist today. These records include placing first for his age group, 60-69, in the New York Marathon at a time of 2:41.21, first for the London Marathon, at 2:41.57 in 1992 for the 65-69 age category, however, Derek's fastest marathon time in the 60+ age group was at the Alaska marathon at 2:38.46 in 1987. Vince Boyle has written a book on Derek's story called 'The Fastest Old Man in the World'. This book has since been made into a film of the same name.


Hunter, Angela

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Date Made




Place Made

North and Central America, United States

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, processed materials, wood
inorganic, processed materials metals, metal alloys, copper alloys, bronze
inorganic, stone, marble

Inscription and Marks

Artist name on base 'Angela Hunter 11/100'


h 310 mm x w 450 mm x d 450 mm

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Art and Design

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