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The Clere family arrived in Taranaki in 1877 on board the ship 'Furniture trained as an architect in England prior to coming to New Zealand and after initially settling in Wellington, Frederick came to Taranaki in the early 1880s living for a while in New Plymouth, Hawera and Patea. By 1883 he was in Wanganui and then later returned to Wellington where he lived until his death in 1952
With research assistance from Susan MacLean of Wanganui, David Luke has written this essay about the life of his maternal grandfather Frederick de Jersey Clere. As Clere was an architect, it focuses on houses he occupied and/or owned and includes photos of houses still standing in the early 1990s.
Accession No
ARC2001-211

Hal Goodacre was active in local community affairs. He established the Egmont Boot and Shoe Company, was chairman of the '1904/5 Exhibition Committee and a supporter of the development of Pukekura Park. He died in the 1917 flu epidemic. Hal's wife Annie continued to live in the house until 1921 when she moved to Wanganui.
Researched and written by Des McMahon, the essay follows the history of the Goodacre family and their property called 'Whareora' postal address 151 Tukapo Street (later Tukapa Street), residential address is 149A Tukapa. It documents alterations and additions to the house and includes photographs, plans of the area, land titles etc. Also included are transcripts of interviews with Eric Laird, grandson of Hal Goodacre.
Accession No
ARC2001-216

The New Zealand Insurance Company Ltd's New Plymouth building was designed by Thomas Bates in 1920 and situated in Devon Street East, located on the lower part of the south side of the 'Devon St hill' not far from the corner of Devon and Currie Streets. It was demolished in the 1970s or 1980s.
The folder contains a copy of the building specifications, a photocopy of photographs of the Devon Street frontage (possibly in the image collection), a covering letter from Bruce Henderson Keith Scott & Partners Oct 30 1980s a plan of the building copied by Bruce Henderson Keith Scott and Partners from the original drawing by Thomas Bates.
Accession No
ARC2001-220

An in house collection of information and photographs illustrating Thomas Bates contribution to architecture in Taranaki. Included are photocopies of plans, photographs, clippings etc.
Also included is a collection of 16 photographs of New Plymouth houses and business premises designed by Bates taken ca.1990.
Accession No
ARC2001-469

Thomas Bates was born in Australia in 1873. He trained as a draughtsman before leaving for England and USA where he worked as an architect. In 1908, he came to New Zealand, settling first in Auckland and later New Plymouth. He designed many of the prominent commercial buildings in the town and residential building ranged from bungalows to distinctive two story homes. In 1954, aged 80 years, Thomas Bates died in a plane crash in Singapore.
A copy of an essay researched and written by Robyn Burgess. It gives brief biographical information, describes buildings designed by Bates and discusses his style of architecture and materials used. The collection consists of first and final draft of the essay. Essay published 26 August 1988.
Accession No
ARC2001-468

Architectural plans for Hawera Hospital created between 1916 and 1953. Early plans created by architect John Duffill and later plans by architects Duffill & Gibson and Wellington based architects Crichton, Mckay & Haughton.
Accession No
ARC2004-823

Blueprint plans of the Devonport Flats, built in three different stages. 1922 and 1924 sections were designed by Messenger, Griffith and Taylor for Mr A B Waldie.
The plans show floor plans, elevations, cross sections, roof plan, and detail of reinforced beam to the first block of flats on the corner of St Aubyn and Dawson Streets.
Floor plans, elevations, site plan, cross section, roof plan and detail of reinforced beams and floor of the second stage fronting St Aubyn Street - including specifications
Plans showing floor plans, elevations, cross section and joinery details of the third stage which also has frontage on St Aubyn St.
A plan of garages drawn in 1927 by Messenger Griffith and Taylor showing floor plan, elevation and cross sections - with specifications.
Date: 1922 - 1927
Accession No
ARC2006-004

Original plans for the construction of shops and offices for Sole Bros, situated on the corner of Devon and Currie Streets.
Accession No
ARC2006-59

Architectural plan for a sharemilkers cottage located in Whakamara. Created by architects Duffill and Laurenson for Mr. Milham in October 1947.
Accession No
ARC2004-1196

Architectural plans for a cheese factory in Mokoia. Created by architects Duffill and Gibson for the Mells Dairy Factory Company in March 1929
Accession No
ARC2003-1057

Architectural plan for a residence in Stratford. Created by architect John Duffill for R. McK. Morison. Undated.
Accession No
ARC2004-1201

Architectural plan for Moores Vivific Company Limited factory located on Collins Street in Hāwera. Created by architect John Duffill. Undated.
Accession No
ARC2004-1200

Architectural plan for a residence in Hāwera. Created by architect Duffill and Gibson for Mrs. Mortlock.
Accession No
ARC2004-1203

Architectural plans for a shop and residence located on the corner of Regent and Furlong Streets in Hāwera. Created by architect Duffill and Gibson for Ada Martin in July 1923.
Accession No
ARC2004-1190

Architectural plans and specifications for the Mangatoki Co-operative Dairy Company Limited. The plans are for the Mangatoki, Mahoe, Matapu and Kaponga factories and range in date from 1912 to 1945.
Accession No
ARC2003-659

Architectural plan for a Masonic Temple located in Opunake. Created by architect John Duffill. Undated.
Accession No
ARC2004-1192

Architectural plan for alterations to the Manutahi Hotel. Undated.
Accession No
ARC2004-1188

Architectural plan for a residence located on Matangarara Road in Hāwera. Created by architects Duffill and Gibson for the Native Trustee in November 1930.
Accession No
ARC2004-1221

Architectural plan for a cottage in Manutahi. Created by architects Duffill and Gibson for the trustees of the Alfred Muggeridge Estate in October 1918.
Accession No
ARC2004-1205

Architectural plan for a catholic school located on Patukukupa Street in Manaia. Created for the Manaia Catholic Church Committee by architects Duffill & Gibson in November 1929.
Accession No
ARC2004-1220

Architectural plans for the Manaia branch of the Bank of New Zealand. Plans created by architects Duffill & Gibson in 1926 and 1927.
Accession No
ARC2004-1248

Architectural plans and specifications for a proposed casein factory. Created by Hamilton architect E.E. Gillman for the Midhirst Co-operative Dairy Company Limited in April 1928.
Accession No
ARC2004-1211

Architectural plan for a residence in Hāwera. Created by architect John Duffill for J. Nicholson in 1913.
Accession No
ARC2003-679

Architectural plans for a proposed commercial building located on Union Street in Hāwera. Subsequent plans show proposed alterations and additions to the building are also included. The plans were created for the Estate of R.H. Nolan and the building was occupied by R. Morrissey & Company. The plans were created by architects Duffill & Gibson in September-October 1919, June 1922 and November 1927.
Accession No
ARC2003-1051

Architectural plans for the proposed alterations to the Melrose factory of the Melrose Co-operative Dairy Factory Company Limited. Created by architects Duffill and Gibson in May 1921.
Accession No
ARC2004-1209
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