Queen Street Tile Mural Project (1989) The Queen Street Tile Mural Project began in 1990 when Jan and Golda Goldberg from Dragon Studios secured the contract ( earning a standing ovation from the sitting council at the time for presenting such an innovative project) to line Queen St. with 54 murals showcasing the native flora and fauna of Aotearoa, all to be installed on the existing blank concrete walls of seating bays lining the street. The idea was to provide an educational 'tourist walk' up one side of the street and down the other, a plaque on each wall giving a short description of each species. However, with the onset of an economic recession, only 21 murals were ever completed. Unprotected and damaged by backing traffic, and unwanted by a subsequent council, the murals were removed in 2006. 15 of those original murals were repaired and eventually found a new home on the Onehunga Park Reserve.