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Six information sheets produced by the North Taranaki Regional Committee to promote the International Year of the Child 1979.
Accession No
ARC2007-115

Copies of papers including a photocopy of a letter to Jenny Watts from Mrs Corbett 1906 plus typescript of the same. Also photocopies of newspaper articles and photograph relating to the Corbett family.
The letter describes the daily life of May, who is possibly her daughter - May has young children and also works on the farm. Jenny also describes a very wet summer and its effect on the garden and harvest etc.
The collection also includes a covering letter, possibly written by the donor.
Accession No
ARC2002-273

A collection of illustrated poems written by Leslie Mackie for his grandson Winston Miskelly.
Photocopy of poetry and illustrations written to Winston Miskelly by his grandfather (Uppa) Leslie Mackie between 1939 - 1942
Accession No
ARC2002-540

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Faith Smith of Stratford in July 2000. Faith talks of her role as Pregnancy Help Co-ordinator. She describes the role of Pregnancy Help which supports expecting and new mothers and operates from what was the old Stratford Hospital.
Recorded as part of Alison's research into her publication Stratford Hospital Memories (Interview No 74)
No abstract has been made. An edited transcript is available.
Accession No
ARC2002-559

A collection of six poems written and illustrated by Leslie Mackie for his grandson Winston Miskelly during the 1940s, and letters.
A letter from Leslie Mackie to his grandson Winston dated July 1942 in which he describes his news (everyday events) as one would describe a military campaign.
And a covering letter from Mara Miskelly explaining the above papers and the carvings presented to the Museum (including the source of timber). The letter is directed to Rigby Allan and dated 27 March 1919.
Accession No
ARC2002-613

Name/Title
A recording of an address by Dr C A Joyce, M.A., M.B.E., author, broadcaster, lecturer and distinguished principal of a school for 'delinquents' in the Cotswolds, England. Dr Joyce is speaking to a convention of Soroptimists in the USA. Before Dr Joyce begins to speak, there is a brief preamble of an introduction of Dr Joyce, by the President of Soroptimists.
Part of the Taranaki Province, League of Mothers records.
No abstract or typescript available.
Accession No
ARC2002-1010

Name/Title
Copy of a letter to Georgina Diggle, daughter of Nathaniel and Lydia, from Neil McLeod, a seaman who was in Patea at the time of writing. Georgina was pregnant and Neil encloses two pounds with his letter and writes of his intention to leave the ship (before disappearing, leaving Georgina unsupported). Georgina gave birth to Beatrice Robina Diggle on 28 Feb 1906 and later married James Headifen (1910) who adopted Beatrice. Later Beatrice married Alan Laurie (1929) and in 1995 was awarded a QSM for her contributions to Community Service.
Accession No
ARC2002-1018

Part of Parents Centre NZ Inc, the New Plymouth Parents Centre is one of 52 Parents Centres nationwide offering four core services to members: Childbirth Education, Parents Support and Education, Activities, Advocacy and Lobbying for parenting, birthing and families. The Centres also offer childbirth education classes and a wide range of parent education courses and workshops, support and social opportunities for families with children aged from birth to five years.
The collection includes minute books, correspondence, financial statements, newspaper clippings associated with the New Plymouth Centre and a scrapbook. 1957 - 2007.
Accession No
ARC2008-329

Records for the North Taranaki Solo Parents Club, 1967-1995.
Accession No
ARC2015-013

Alice Barbara Sumner (known as Barbara) lived in New Plymouth with her mother and father at the beginning of 1924. Daily entries in the diary show that in early 1924 she travelled to Urenui to work for a family as a governess. In February she took up a position of governess for the Lysaght family in Mokoia. She often mentions the children she cared for, Briony and Jimmy as well as Mr, Mrs and Miss Lysaght. Averil Lysaght is written to have visited several times throughout the year. She writes often of the various visitors to the Lysaght homestead. She mentions local families, such as the Hawkens. The diary also includes personal entries such as when she washed her hair, items she had bought, what the weather was like, attendance to sick lambs, trips to the beach and fishing adventures. At the end of 1924 she retires from her duties with the Lysaght family to take up a position as a mistress for a household school in Waverley.
A digital copy and transcript of the diary are available.
Accession No
ARC2011-070

A postcard album belonging to Florence Mary McWilliam (nee. Winfield). The album was gifted to Florence by her parents on 6 November 1906 for her 10th birthday. The album contains 257 postcards which are mostly inwards correspondence to Florence and some are blank.
Accession No
ARC2015-075

Former title: Health Stamp poster, 1943. "The Royal Road to National Fitness". (Sales lease). Medium:- paper. Sticker - 'Sales cease 29th Feb.' Two stamps depict Princesses Elizabeth & Margaret. Sticker obscures bottom writing.
50 X 38cm
Accession No
A58.521

Health Stamp poster, 1940. "Making Health Catching". Medium:- paper. Three boys playing with a beach ball. Frank Kee (artist?)
57 X 45cm
Accession No
A58.523

Health Stamp poster, 1953. "For Children's Health Camps buy Health Stamps". Medium:- paper. 44 x 27cm
Accession No
A58.506

Health Stamp poster, 1943. "The Royal Road to National Fitness". Medium:- paper. Two stamps depicting Princesses Eliazabeth & Margaret.
50.5 X 38cm
Accession No
A58.522

Health Stamp poster, 1939. "Making Health Catching". Medium:- paper. Three boys playing with a beach ball. Frank Kee (artist?) Encapsulated.
57 X 45cm
Accession No
A58.524

Health Stamp poster, 1929. "Charity Stamps". (Tuberculosis). A 2nd Charity stamp represents a pennyworth of postage, and a pennyworth of health for a potential, incipient or actual case of tuberculosis. Help buy health for those who cannot afford to buy. Image - Nurse; with caption "Help stamp out tuberculosis" in top centre of poster. Govt. Print. Wellington. GPO Publicity no.10. Medium:- paper.
59 X 44cm
Accession No
A58.531

Health Stamp poster, 1937. "Buy Health Stamps For Health Camps". Image - Two girls and two boys at beach. Boy in foreground clasping his bicep. M Matthews (artist). Govt Print, Wellington. Medium:- paper.
57 X 44cm
Accession No
A58.527

Former title: Health Stamp poster, 1943. "Buy Your Health Stamps". Overlaid with "Sales Cease 28th February". Medium:- paper. Stamps depict Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret and franked 'Waiouru 31 December 1943'.
32 X 29cm
32 X 29cm
Accession No
A58.520

Health Stamp Poster, 1951. "Buy Health Stamps". Two stamps depicting sailing boats and head of small boy. Medium:- paper. 44 x 27cm
Accession No
A58.507

Former title: Health Stamp poster, 1939. "Make Health Catching". Medium:- paper. Three boys playing with a beach ball. Frank Kee (artist?)
57 X 45cm
Accession No
A58.525

Health Stamp poster, 1938. "Health Stamp Campaign. Buy Health Stamps". Image: boy and girl on swing. Govt Print. Wellington. Medium:- paper.
56.5 X 44cm
Accession No
A58.526

Health Stamp poster, 1946. "For a Healthy Nation". Image of a boy holding his cap aloft and a stamp depicting a soldier helping a girl across a stile. Medium:- paper. 49 x 37cm
Accession No
A58.514

Health Stamp Poster. "Buy Health Stamps For Children's Health Camps ... Children's Health is the Nations Wealth." Green, red and black lettering. Depicts mounted sculpture of child with rabbits, squirels and human figures around base. 1945. Medium:- paper.
Accession No
A58.516

Health Stamp poster, c.1932? "Buy Health Postage Stamps". Medium:- paper. Image - Stylised Cross. "1d 9penny) for Postage. 1d (penny) for Health". Govt Print. Wellington.
57 X 44cm
Accession No
A58.529
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