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Miss Belle Allen, a teacher at Fitzroy Primary School, was a member of the North Taranaki Branch of the New Zealand Education Institute.
The Institute was formed in 1896 and, while it is not known when Belle Allen joined, she was elected to the Management Committee in 1928 serving in various capacities until retirement in 1949
The presentation manuscript, contains signatures of colleges, and extracts from Annual reports, reflecting Miss Allen's contribution to the North Taranaki Branch of the New Zealand Education Institute over the years.
Accession No
ARC2001-22

Name/Title
In 1875, Irish born Colonel Robert Trimble brought his wife Jane and family of 5 sons (Alfred, Heywood, Montfort, Harold and Shirley) and three daughters (Nora, Ellie and Jessie) to New Zealand, settling in near Inglewood. They purchased and developed a property on the main road near the Norfolk Road junction and called it Riverdale.
The letters are written primarily by Nora and Ellie Trimble, two unmarried sisters who remained at the family property. The letters are directed to their niece Dorothy (daughter of Heywood) and her two children Betty and Joan who were living in Otago.
Nora and Ellie write of daily life on the farm, cooking, preserving, reading books, and social exchanges. They make comment on individuals and families in the district and describe trips to New Plymouth. Adventurous spirited Ellie develops a passion for aviation and while she never learnt to fly, planes are often mentioned in her letters.
Accession No
ARC2001-37

Name/Title
Eliza Hobson was the wife of Captain William Hobson, Governor of New Zealand 1841 - 1842 This is a typescript copy of letters 1835 - 1846 from Eliza and William Hobson to various recipients, not arranged chronologically. Manuscript copies held by Alexander Turnbull Library.
Accession No
ARC2001-52

Either research or speech notes titled Pioneer Women - their every day lives in the 40s & 50's [sic]. While the author is unidentified, this may be the notes for a paper delivered to the New Plymouth Historical Society in the 1940s.
The writer describes life in the young settlement of New Plymouth, mentioning people and conditions.
Accession No
ARC2001-98

Established in 1963, the Fitzroy Inner Wheel collection includes the Minutes of the Committee meetings 1963 - 1997 (mins for 1977 - 84 are missing), some financial statements and correspondence. Includes the inaugural minutes.
Accession No
ARC2001-115

The Taranaki International Women's Group emerged from the 1993 Suffrage celebrations. Twenty races/countries were represented at the first luncheon held in October 1993.
Over the next few years, the group organised international dinners and luncheons, supporting and encouraging each other to celebrate unique aspects of their own and others cultural differences.
The collection includes some minutes, membership lists, newspaper clippings etc. 1993 - 1995
Accession No
ARC2001-171

The Taranaki Provincial Council was established in 1852 to provide the Taranaki area with local governance. The Council consisted of a superintendent and seven council members.
Charged with overseeing the building and organization of public amenities including a roading system, the Provincial Government found itself embroiled in the conflict between Maori and European Settlers.
The Provincial Government was abolished in 1876.
National Archives, Wellington, holds extensive records of the Taranaki Provincial Council.
The collection consists of inward and outward correspondence concerning evacuation of settlers from Taranaki to Nelson during 1860-63 Land War and ration lists for the same, includes some correspondence relating to the Militia. Also includes official papers relating to Taranaki roads and roading requirements and official papers relating to Taranaki hotels (1852-1877), including notices of application, licensing recognizances, petitions, reports of conditions of licensing district hotels, agreement of transfers and a list of hotel licences and licensees.
Accession No
ARC2001-430

Name/Title
A letter from McKelham to Captain Grey, master of the ship Blenheim, advising that Mary Ann Baird has disembarked at Wellington. November 11 1842
Accession No
ARC2001-478

Elizabeth Guard nee Parker, was one of the few European women living in the New Zealand whaling community in pre-European settlement days. She sailed with her husband John (Jacky) Guard and had a whaling station in Te Awaiti in the Tory Channel.
In 1834, their ship, the Harriet, was driven ashore near Te Namu, Opunake where she was taken captive. She was rescued by British troops some five months later. The essay written by Amy Macdonald, Marlborough Federation, W.I. and abridged by C.A. Macdonald, gives an account of the life of Betty Guard (nee Parker)
Accession No
ARC2002-18

Group of women seated in hall drinking tea.
Accession No
WD.011274

Name/Title
Woman seated.
Accession No
WD.011299

Name/Title
Woman seated.
Accession No
WD.011298

Name/Title
Valerie Gower
Accession No
WD.010439

Name/Title
Valerie Gower.
Accession No
WD.010438

Name/Title
Debutante standing.
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WD.010470

Name/Title
Bride seated.
Accession No
WD.010612

Name/Title
Bride standing.
Accession No
WD.010604

Name/Title
Debutante seated.
Accession No
WD.010469

A group of four women wearing bathing suits. A large ribbon/banner at front reads 'East End Ladies'. From left to right the women are, Janet Davidson, Sheryl George, Robyn George and Nyla Easthope.
Accession No
WD.009828

A group of eleven women wearing bathing suits and one male coach. Left to right back row: Heather Corbett; David Emmett (coach) and Sheryl George. Left to right middle row: Carol Steffenson; Valda Walsh; Janet Davidson; Robyn George and Leonie McCray. Left to right front row: Nyla Easthope, Marnie Hooper, Clare Davis and Michelle Walsh (daughter of Valda Walsh).
Accession No
WD.009829

Young woman wearing cardigan.
Accession No
WD.009845

Kathleen Tawhiti Cooper seated wearing shawl.
Accession No
WD.009861

Kathleen Tawhiti Cooper seated wearing shawl.
Accession No
WD.009860

Bride seated.
Accession No
WD.009527

Bride standing.
Accession No
WD.009526
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