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Ambrotype portrait of Edwin Earp and an unidentified woman, possibly his wife. Both are seated and are looking directly at the camera. Earp is wearing a suit and the woman is wearing a checkered dress with a lace collar. The portrait is hand tinted. Earp has a silver fob chain and gold buttons added and the woman has a gold brooch and a fleck of gold on her hand (presumably to indicate a wedding ring). The woman also holds a book in one hand, which has some gold highlighting added to it. The portrait has a gold metal matt and a patterned metal frame around the matt. The portrait is contained in a leather-bound case, possibly removed from a lidded case.
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PHO2010-0746

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Tintype portrait of two children standing on stone steps outside an unidentified building. The boy is wearing a cardigan, trousers and shoes and the girl is wearing a dress with a light colour around the sleeves and collar, stockings and boots. Both children are looking directly at the camera and are not smiling.
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A96.282

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Arapata Hakature, also known as "Albert of Urenui" was one of the original migrants to the Chatham Islands in 1836. Died circa 1895.
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PHO2011-2341

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Group of children and school teacher standing outside Urenui School building. Te Rangi Hiroa (later known as Sir Peter Buck) pictured in the middle row second from right. Mr J. Colesby, teacher, is pictured standing on the right.
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PHO2009-374

Personnel of the HMS Empress sit on the deck of the ship. They are all dressed in full uniform. There are 10 rows of personnel.
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PHO2009-252

Carte-de-visite of Samuel Joll (1832-1899) seated in a photographic studio with his three sons. One son is seated in Joll's lap while the other two stand on either side of him. Samuel Joll and his sons are all formally dressed. The boys wear matching smocks with light-coloured collars and neck ties. The son on Joll's left hand side is holding a hat. The group are arranged in an elaborate studio setting that includes a painted backdrop of Mount Taranaki, an ornate chair and a curtain.
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PHO2012-0081

Carte-de-visite of John Joll (1838-1879), his wife Fanny (nee Harrison) and their family. John Joll stands behind his seated wife who has an infant resting in her lap. Two of the couple's young boys stand on either side of their mother and each rests a their mother's shoulders. A third young boy stands beside his mother's left knee.
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PHO2012-0082

Members of the Fitzroy High School surf lifesaving team standing on the beach. Pictured left to right: J. Bennett; E. Main; B. Hunter; Len Bennett; L. Riley; Leo Bennett; L. Charters; N. Elmes. They are all dressed is swimming costume and are lined up in front of a reel.
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PHO2012-0087

Members of the Fitzroy High School surf lifesaving team standing on the beach. A number of them are holding a reel. They are all dressed in swimming costume.
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PHO2012-0089

A group of children and young adults, mostly male, sitting on the wooden spectator stands in what is presumed to be the New Plymouth Saltwater Municipal Baths. Most are in swimming costume. A young girl is visible top centre of the image. One young man also holds a dog.
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PHO2012-0090

A large group of Stratford High School Pupils is gathered inside Kleeman and Bishop's Garage in Stratford. The students are sitting around long tables. The students are drinking with straws out of glass bottles. All the students have turned to face the photographer. Several of the also raise their bottles to the photographer. The dark figure of a man is visible behind the students at the back of the garage.
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PHO2012-0246

Formal photograph of 23 men and women who were students of Te Kiri School between the years 1900-1910. The photograph was taken at the Te Kiri School Golden Jubilee in 1950. The people are arranged in four rows, they have been identified as, from left to right, back row: unknown, unknown. 3rd Row: Fred Watson, Bert Hirst, Tom Coupe, unknown, Jim Munro, unknown. 2nd Row: __ Lockley, Grace Short (Huwiler), unknown, unknown, Ivy Horgan (Coupe), Baden Watson. Front row: unknown, unknown, Tottie Sayed (Watson), unknown, unknown, Agnes Collins, Ruby Hirst, Violet Watson (Coupe). A sign reading "Te Kiri School / Golden Jubilee / 1900 1910" rests against the legs of those in the centre of the front row.
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PHO2012-0221

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Joseph and Mary Wooldridge are gathered with their five sons in a grassy area in front of some large trees. Jospeh and Mary are seated infront of their sons, they hold a large framed photographic portrait of a man between them.The framed picture is that of Harry Wooldridge, whom passed tragically in 1906 on a ship SS Valencia, the wreck of 1906. The five sons stand in a row behind their parents and have been identified as, from left to right, Joseph, Eb, Stan, Bert and Ernest. The sons wear flowers in their button holes.
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PHO2012-0237

Copy photograph of Maude Ruby Basham (nee Taylor), who was a radio broadcaster also known as "Aunt Daisy", standing with a group of three unknown people. She is pictured second from left. They are pictured in an outdoor setting.
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PHO2012-0302

Map titled 'The "Sap" Huirangi Dist approaching maori position at Te Arei 1860-61', showing the site of 'The Sap'. The site was dug by soldiers under the command of General Pratt along the ridge towards Te Arei in 1861. Map includes the course of the Waitara River and some topographical features. Unknown scale.
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ARC2004-316

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Mrs Robertson's buggy and Geofry and Miss Eustance, two travellers and Tom stand outside the Rahotu "T.P.HUGHSON" Stores. All four members excluding Tom are dressed in suits with Tom having an apron on and a white shirt. There are two small children playing to the left of the store that are just visible in the photograph.
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PHO2009-199

Portrait of Sir Harry Albert Atkinson as a younger man (arrived New Plymouth aboard "Sir Edward Paget", 16 August 1853). Pictured seated in a chair. Print cut into an oval shape.
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PHO2007-146

Group of girls from Frankley School stand around a table covered with objects made in school activities.
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PHO2007-255

Pukearuhe Redoubt and township pictured from the ranges. "'X' (about the centre of the photograph) indicates the spot where Rev. [John] Whiteley fell when shot." Bushland with tree ferns in foreground, township and Opourapa Island in background.
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PHO2007-238

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Studio portrait of Jim Johnson, son of John and Mary Johnson. Johnson is standing between a table with a tassled table cloth and a chair. He is wearing military uniform and is holding a cane in one hand. His military cap is resting on the table. A curtain is visible on the left of the photograph. Johnson was a passenger on the "Amelia Thompson" ship that arrived in New Plymouth on 3 September 1841.
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PHO2012-0496

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Studio portrait of Mrs Agnes Veale (nee Cole), wife of John Veale. Mrs Veale is seated and is holding a young child on her lap. She is wearing a dress and a bonnet. The child is also wearing a dress. A table is visible on the left of the image. It is covered with a tassled table cloth and is supporting a vase of flowers. A curtain is also visible on the left. The carpet is patterned. John and Agnes Veale arrived in New Plymouth aboard the "Hamilla Mitchell" settler ship on 3 February 1854. They were accompanied by a number of their children.
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PHO2012-0504

Hand tinted ambrotype portrait of an unidentified woman and child. The woman is seated and the child is seated next to her on a table. The woman is looking at her child while the child is looking at the camera. The woman is wearing a jacket and bonnet. The child is wearing a skirt, a jacket and a hat. The woman's ribbon bonnet has been hand tinted green, the child's skirt pink and both have pink tinted cheeks. The ambrotype is surrounded by a plain gold metal matt with embossed metal edging and is contained within a maroon/brown plain leather case with gold paint around the edge. The case appears to have not included a lid.
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A62.808

Ambrotype portrait of John Oxenham (presumed left) and Frank Standish (presumed right). Both men are seated on a lounger. Oxenham is wearing a casual shirt and is looking at the camera. Standish is wearing a jacket and bow tie and is looking away from the camera. The ambrotype is surrounded by a plain metal matt with embossed gold metal edging and is contained in a plain maroon/brown leather case with painted gold patterns around the edge. The case has lost its lid. There are two clasps mounted along the top edge of the case (if oriented per image). Both men were scouts and dispatch riders in the First Taranaki War, 1860-61.
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A62.809

Hand tinted ambrotype portrait of Mary Hood (nee Lye), wife of Archibald Hood. Mary is seated and is wearing a formal dress. An earring, a brooch at her neck, a necklace, a belt and a ring on each finger have been hand tinted gold. Her face and hands have been tinted pink. One arm rests on a table beside her, which also holds a book. The table cloth on the table has been tinted green. The image background appears to have been overpainted. The ambrotype has been broken and the lower portion of it has been either replaced upside down or replaced with painted glass. The ambrotype is surrounded by an oval embossed gold metal matt with an embossed metal edge. The matted portrait is housed in a wooden frame instead of a case.

Mary Lye was born in Martock, Somersetshire, England, and was baptised in 1822. She arrived in New Plymouth aboard the 'William Bryan' with her family in 1842. She met her first husband, Peter Facey Hoskin, aboard the 'William Bryan'. They married shortly after. Mary was involved in the running of Hoskin's general store, which sold groceries, haberdashery and fancy goods. The store was sold to H. J. Honeyfield in 1859 and the remainder of the Hoskin family business moved to larger premises in Victoria House. When war broke out in Taranaki in 1860, Mary was one of the few women to refuse to be evacuated with other women and children to Nelson. Victoria House was comandeered for use in the wars. Hoskin died on 22 October 1860 and Mary married Archibald Hood on 30 January 1862. She continued to contribute to the running of Victoria House, despite the death of Hoskin and the store coming to be known as 'Mr Hood's store' by 1864. Despite having 10 children to Hoskin and two with Hood, she successfully negotiated the demands of both the business and family life. She died in 1902.
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A62.824

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Copy photograph of a sketch of Tataramaika Redoubt from the First Taranaki War. The redoubt is also known as Fort Strange. The original sketch is in the sketch book of Sergeant Hall of the Royal Engineers.
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PHO2013-0013
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