Created on December 30, 2023
410 Kamo Road, Kamo, Whangārei 0112, New Zealand

Kamo Before, Now and In Future

A number of murals around Kamo is part of a beautification project to make the suburb an attractive place for new businesses and visitors alike. The Whangārei District Council approved $100,000 to be spent by the Kamo Community Inc on initiatives for the enjoyment of residents and visitors around the central business district.

Among the mural artwork that has gone up on walls is that of former All Black Ian Jones, better known as the Kamo Kid, and another person from the area known as the "White Knight" who worked behind the enemy line in Germany and Europe.

Whangārei artist Earnest Bradley is doing three murals— Kamo Before, Now and In Future.

Kamo Before depicts a mural of Jones, Kamo Now is of a budding rugby player, and the other is a mural of the Kamo rugby jersey.

"I chose to go with the rugby side of things. I remember Ian from when I was a child and he was always a good role model when I wanted to be a league player. I didn't know he was from Kamo," Bradley said.

Information from: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/bootiful-mural-part-of-beautifying-kamo/

Earnest Bradley—Kamo Before, Now and In FutureEarnest Bradley—Kamo Before, Now and In Future
Hunted by Keren Harris.
Pictures by Keren Harris.

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