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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

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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

Name/Title
An invoice/receipt for fabric purchased from the Moa Farmer's Union Ltd, Inglewood. The fabric and accessories were used to make Betti Allemann's wedding dress. Betti married John Edward Nicholls at St Andrew's church, Inglewood on 27th July 1899.
Also an original photograph of Betti and John at their wedding (2004-5) and a copy photograph showing staff standing on the street in front of Moa Farmer's Union General Store (2004-6)
Accession No
ARC2001-414

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

Clergyman speaking at ceremony.
Accession No
WD.011283

Name/Title
Girl seated.
Accession No
WD.009633

Man speaking at ceremony.
Accession No
WD.011281

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

High school girl wearing uniform.
Accession No
WD.009634

Clergyman speaking at ceremony.
Accession No
WD.011282

Man speaking at ceremony.
Accession No
WD.011280

Name/Title
Two young children seated.
Accession No
WD.009649

Man speaking at ceremony.
Accession No
WD.011287

Man speaking at ceremony.
Accession No
WD.011284

Name/Title
Young child seated.
Accession No
WD.009650

Man speaking at ceremony.
Accession No
WD.011288

Name/Title
Infant seated.
Accession No
WD.009648

Name/Title
Woman seated.
Accession No
WD.011299

Name/Title
Woman seated.
Accession No
WD.011298
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