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Architectural plans for the proposed additions and alterations to the Tikorangi Co-operative Dairy Company Limited. Created by architects Messenger and Taylor in March 1934.
Accession No
ARC2005-62

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Helen Jenkins of Finnerty Road, 1991. Helen talks of arriving in Finnerty Road about 1935, of an April Fool's Day prank, Finnerty Road School daffodils, etc
Part of a collection of interviews recording the history of the Finnerty Road / Lowgarth districts. An edited transcript is available
Accession No
ARC2002-391

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with the Reverend Rob Ferguson about his involvement with the Eltham / Kaponga Co-operating Parish. He talks of Presbyertian and Methodist churches, local identities, the Parish Council, changing trends in worship, church music and ritual. He also briefly mentions taking part in an anti Springbok tour.
Part of a collection of interviews recording the history of the Eltham Co-operating Parish. An edited transcript is available.
Accession No
ARC2002-423

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Owen Henry of Matapu. Owen talks about the Presbyterian Church, the Eltham - Kaponga Co-operating Parish, and the church and the parish of Knox Church, Eltham. Part of a collection of interviews looking into the history of the Eltham Co-operating Parish. An edited transcription is available. No abstract has been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-409

Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Henry and Margaret Turner and George and Margaret Bugham. The recording opens with Margaret talking about her family history, in particular her grandfather Edward (Ned) Wright of Midhirst. George, Henry and Margaret join the conversation with information on various local identites and the Eltham Methodist Church.
Poor sound quality.
A collection of interviews looking at the history of the Eltham Co-operating Parish
A transcript has been made by Alison Robinson.
Date of interview: 4 September 1989
Accession No
ARC2002-411

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Reverend Doug and Jan Earp on the 22nd February 1990. Doug talks of his ministry in the Eltham Co-operating Parish. He was the second minister in the co-operating parish and he talks of interdenominational worship, the church in Kaponga and Manaia, Life in the Spirit Seminars and other evangelical work. Jan joins the conversation. They talk of various people within the parish and the chruch work done. Doug talks of the ritual of baptism, church music, family groups and the Parish Council
Part of a collection of interviews recording the history of the Eltham Co-operating Parish. An edited transcript is available. No abstract has been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-424

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Mrs Lois Wharton and her daughter Brenda, 30th January 1991. Lois was at one time the Central Taranaki Methodist parish steward.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project. No abstract or transcription has been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-457

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson interviews Don McDowall, 13th August 1989. Don speaks of his experiences as a Christian pacifist during WWII. He describes his teenage years and how he became involved with the Methodist Bible Class while at Wharehuia where he confirmed his pacifist beliefs. He talks of being imprisoned during the war and the different denominations among the detainees and how this effected his faith. After the war, he returned to Stratford finding a home in the Stratford Methodist church and the Men's Fellowship Group.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project. An edited transcript is available. No abstract has been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-451

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Ruth Potts (nee Summerfield) 19th September 1990. Ruth talks of her grandparents John and Harriett Butcher who arrived in Stratford in 1900. She talks of the Butcher and Summerfield families and the Hopkins who were involved in the Primitive Methodist Church in Stratford.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project. No abstract of transcript is available, but notes have been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-454

Architectural plan for a dairy factory in Kaimata. Created by architects Messenger & Taylor for the Kaimata Co-operative Dairy Company Limited in 1935.
Accession No
ARC2004-1090

Blueprint plan. Additions and alterations to a house at 81 Belt Road, New Plymouth for H C Clouston.
Includes Elevation to Belt Road; North, south and east elevations; Ground and first floor existing and proposed; Detail: Kitchen fittings, Back porch and Laundry.
Architects Messenger, Taylor & Wolfe. September 1940
Accession No
ARC2008-174

Blueprint plan for a house on Avenue Road (now Coronation Avenue), New Plymouth for Mr D Avery. Architects Messenger & Taylor. July 1945
Front, side and back elevations; Floor plan; Vertical section detail; Detail: Kitchen and Dining Room fittings.
Size: 350mm x 620mm
Accession No
ARC2008-175

Blueprint plan for a house in Grey Street, Waitara for Edgar Douch. Includes East, north, west, south elevations ; Floor plan; Section plan; Foundation plan; Roof plan; Detail of kitchen fittings, drawing room fireplace, fuel cupboard, bathroom, front gate and wall detail.
Architects. Messenger, Griffiths & Wolfe. March 1937
553mm x 724mm
Accession No
ARC2008-182

Blueprint plan for a residence for Mr K Kirk, Wallace Place, New Plymouth. Includes Front, back, side, south-west and north-east elevations, cross section, ground and first floor plans, detail of fireplaces in living room and den, kitchen fittings.
Has signatures of G M Bennett and K F Kirk and date 30 January 1935 on plan.
Architect. Messenger & Taylor. December 1934.
620mm x 726mm
Accession No
ARC2008-202

Name/Title
An interview by Alison Robinson with Jean Parkes (nee Needham) at the Eventide Home, Eltham as part of research for 'More Taranaki talk' / stories collected & edited by Alison Robinson. Zenith Print, 2007. Jean talks about her childhood at the Douglas Boarding House, her marriage to Walter Parkes and her life at Tahora and Tatu.
Accession No
ARC2010-001

Plans for residential flats to be constructed over existing buildings on the corner of Devon and Morley Street for Mr G Walker. Designed by Messenger and Taylor. November 1934
Accession No
ARC2009-156

Ground plan, elevation & section for the Downe Street (now 9 Stoke Street) residence of Mr Leonard James Rowan, New Plymouth. January 1932
Accession No
ARC2009-161

Architectural plan for residence for Mrs A.E. Grant, located on 90 Vivian Street, New Plymouth. Plan shows floor and drainage plans, elevations, cross section and fitting details. Drawn by architects Messenger and Taylor, September 1933.
Accession No
ARC2013-1562

Name/Title
Sound recording. Recorded in two parts. In part one Leo Robertson talks about his childhood and family, working in butter factories around the Stratford district. In part two Leo Robertson talks about his cousin 'Grouse' Taylor.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 8 February 1998
Accession No
ARC2011-066

Architectural plans for the King George's Hall (Army Hall), Agricultural Hall and Queen's Hall for the Taranaki Agricultural Society. Created by architects Messenger, Taylor and Wolfe in 1938, Boon Brothers in 1956 and F. Duxfield in 1957.
Accession No
ARC2014-007

Plan of a proposed Centennial Public Library and Museum to be erected on the corner of Egmont and St Aubyn Streets, New Plymouth. Drawn by Messenger, Taylor and Wolfe, registered architects of New Plymouth. 1938
Accession No
ARC2008-225

Name/Title
Alison Robinson has produced several local histories including: The Ngaere Story (1982), Central Taranaki Methodists (1991), Women and Children (1993), Stratford Hospital Memories (2001) and was also a co writer of Merle Crawford's autobiography titled Out of My System (1996). All publications are based on oral history interviews recorded by Alison Robinson.
The greater collection consists of copies of interviews (recorded on audio cassettes) and related papers, as well as other research papers.
For easy of access, all papers relating to this collection have been kept together, and the audio cassettes have been entered as 'parts of the collection" each having their own individual unique identifying number.
Indexing - Names - The names added to the names list are for written interviews only. All recorded interviews have been catalogued as individual items.
Accession No
ARC2002-374

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Alf Towers 25 February 1993. Alf talks of his involvement with the Salvation Army, playing in the Salvation Army Band, Envoy Buick and other personalities.
Part of a collection of interviews looking at the history of Salvation Army and the Eltham Boys' Home
Edited transcript is available
Accession No
ARC2002-395

Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Mrs Hetty Cathie and Angus and Janet of Matapu 18th January 1990. They reminise about the family, childhood memories and their involvement with the Eltham Co-operating Parish.
Part of a collection of interviews re Eltham Co-operating Parish
A edited transcript has been made. No abstract available
Accession No
ARC2002-413

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Enid Hamlin 23rd January 1990 about her memories of the Eltham Church (Methodist). Enid was the first woman Circuit Steward and a lay minister. She talks of taking are children to church, mentioning many people including Rev John Churchill and the Rev Harkness and other ministers. She mentions the "Deeper Life Movement" describing the opposition in some quarters of the parish. She talks of healing services and other personal experiences
Part of a collection of interviews in which Alison talks with people about the Eltham Co-operating Parish
Edited transcript is availabel. No abstract has been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-415
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