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Architectural plan for the additions to the Whites Limited premises located on Devon Street in New Plymouth. Created by architects Griffiths and Stephenson in September 1933.
Accession No
ARC2005-120

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

Blueprint plan for a private hotel in Gill Street New Plymouth. Includes North, east, west and south elevations; Ground and first floor plans; Section plans; Detail of fittings for Drawing Room; Lighting and power points in red ink. Drainage plan.
Architects Griffiths & Stephenson. July 1935
775mm x 575mm
Accession No
ARC2008-173

Blueprint plan for a house in Vivian Street, New Plymouth for E Douch. Includes North, south, east, west elevations; Section plan; Ground floor plan; First floor plan; Elevation of gate and garage; Detail of kitchen fittings; block and drainage plan.
Inset: ‘Drawing no.1’
Architects. Griffiths & Stephenson. July 1935
458mm x 727mm
Accession No
ARC2008-183

Blueprint plan for business premises, Devon Street, for the New Plymouth Friendly Societies Dispensary Ltd.
Includes Ground floor plan; First floor plan; front elevation; cross section exterior; East elevation; longitudinal section; Cross section interior; Shop fittings; Staircase detail; Elevation window detail shop front.
Architects. Griffith & Stephenson. August 1932.
525mm x 665mm
Accession No
ARC2008-197

Architectural plan of the Ngamotu Masonic Lodge located on the corner of Liardet and Leach Streets, New Plymouth. Pen and colour wash. Includes Front perspective sketch and floor plan.
Architects. Griffiths & Stephenson. September 1935
510mm x 724mm
Accession No
ARC2008-199

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

Architectual plan of proposed additions to the Fitzroy beach bathing shed. Showing ground floor plan, upper floor plan and elevations. Drawn by architect Griffiths & Syme and traced by C.L. Saxton for the New Plymouth Borough Council, September 1938.
Accession No
ARC2013-1568

Plans for a workshop and store. Created by architects Griffiths & Syme for the New Plymouth Borough Council in March 1939.
Accession No
ARC2014-015

Plans for the proposed additions to the electric light department building for the New Plymouth City Council. Possibly created by architects Griffiths & Syme in October 1951.
Accession No
ARC2014-013

Architectural plan for a residence on Bayly Road in Moturoa. Created by architects Griffiths and Syme for G.W. Hannan in July 1937.
Accession No
ARC2014-027

Plan and specifications by architects Griffiths and Stephenson for a private hotel, also known as The Cargil Hotel at 60 Gill Street, built for Mr. C. Carter. In subsequent years the building was operated as the Grand View Boarding House managed by Elsie Peters. Owners in 1935 were Herbert and Sara Giles.
Accession No
ARC2013-053

Two architectural plans for residence at Manutahi for J. Douglas Scott Esq. Plans created by Architects Griffiths & Syme, New Plymouth and Stratford, September 1936.
Accession No
ARC2013-1209

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

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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