23 October 2007


Stolen Items Returned
Press Release by University of Auckland at 10:31 am, 23 Oct 2007

Three items stolen from The University of Auckland during the Christmas period have been returned to the University.

The items are a Charles Goldie portrait of Hori Pokai, a set of seven poems by Colin McCahon and an Oxford lectern bible.

The painting and the manuscripts are in good condition and will be back on display in the near future. The Oxford Lectern Bible suffered some damage and will be repaired before being returned to display.

Following the theft, the University instituted some immediate steps to increase security on significant art works and other valuable items in its collections. A more extended review is due for completion shortly. New policies resulting from the review will enable the University to protect its collections while enabling access to them by the University community and visitors.

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