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Owen Wright Memorial Trophy Recipients

OWEN WRIGHT Memorial Trophy

OWEN WRIGHT MEMORIAL TROPHYOwen Wright, then President of Canterbury JMA, was tragically killed in the 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake.

After helping many people traverse the track over the hills to Lyttelton, Owen was almost within sight of his own home and family in Lyttelton, when an aftershock hit and he was crushed by dislodged boulders.

The Owen Wright Memorial Trophy signifies Owen’s much valued and wise contributions to the joinery industry.

In his memory, this sculpture is presented annually at the Master Joiner Awards Dinner to a person who has made a significant contribution to the New Zealand joinery industry. The names of those awarded the trophy are recorded on the base.

Llewelyn Summers has carved this fitting tribute to our friend and colleague. Llew is Owen’s uncle and is a renowned Christchurch-based nationally acclaimed sculptor.

Owen had a collection of native timbers in his joinery workshop, collected from family homes and other places significant to his life. His uncle Llew found a piece of Matai and meticulously carved this stylised wing.


2012 Ken Monk
2013 Corinne Moore
2014 Deb Paul
2015 Gary Turner
2016 Garry McNaughton
2017  Peter Leith
2018 Andrew Bellamy


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