I like to find Kiwis to write about who are not well known but who have made an impact on the world in some way. Brian O’Rorke is one of these people. I had never heard of him until I read about him in a book on architecture. This Wellington man certainly left his mark on ocean travel of the 1930s.

Born in Wellington in 1901, architect, Brian O’Rorke was hired to design London’s Mayor Art Gallery which, in 1925, was the first gallery to open in the city’s now noted art district.

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