Tinakori Village Footpath Plaques


Recently Avis Higgs stepped onto her own plaque – one of a number celebrating artists, writers, film makers, and composers who have lived or worked in Thorndon, Wellington.

Organised by the local Tinakori Road store owners in conjunction with the urban designers of the Wellington City Council and the Thorndon Society as an upgrade to the retail centre and to promote Thorndon’s history as a hub of artistic talent.

Others honoured include Frances Hodgkins, Katherine Mansfield, Charles Heaphy, Rita Angus, Thomas McCormack, Douglas Lilburn, Jane Campion, Dame Janet Paul, Dorothy K. Richmond, Kirsty Gunn and Valerie Beere (Avis’s sister in law).

Avis beside her plaque on Tinakori Rd