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48 plastic hair rollers of various sizes and designs. The rollers are green, blue, and salmon coloured.
Accession No
TM2003.285

Name/Title
Wedding dress designed, made and worn by Joan Dukes when she married (Russell) Lowell Dukes in New Plymouth on 6 May 1936. Sleeveless, silk gown in a cream colour. Dress collar gathers as a bow at the front. Row of buttons down the back. Matching jacket with pleats at the back and three buttons at the back. Dress fully lined, jacket unlined.
Accession No
PA2016.153

Name/Title
Red cotton sundress with sprays of blue, red, white, green and yellow. Fitting bodice with narrow shoulder straps which thread through loops down the back and tie at the waist. Circular skirt. Fully lined in red.
Accession No
A92.769

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A blue/green/lavender chiffon cape which is an oblong shape with the neck scooped out and slit to form the front opening which fastens with two grey buttons and embroidered button holes.
Accession No
A92.768

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Black stiffened fabric belt with a small rectangular buckle. Has prong and three holes punched at opposite end.
Accession No
A92.785

Name/Title
Blue/green lavender chiffon dress with narrow shoulder strap ties. A full circular skirt and fully lined with blue taffeta.
Accession No
A92.767

Name/Title
Red cotton floral sleeveless bolero. Ties at front
Accession No
A92.770

Name/Title
Long full skirted, pale green patterned dress featuring repetitive head and shoulder portraits of a young woman within a floral framework of lavender and green. Sleeveless with a low neckline surrounded by a cape-like collar. Skirt has pale blue taffeta lining.
Accession No
A92.771

Name/Title
Black crepe evening gown with a "bra" top which ties in a small bow centre front. Multiple shoulder straps (three narrow ones on each side). Criss cross over to the lower cut back. Full circular skirt. Narrow matching belt.
Accession No
A92.779

Name/Title
White silk taffeta full length gown. Has fully gathered skirt and a close fitting basque forming a "V" in the front. Deep "V" neckline back and front. Puffed sleeves. Eight pink and white organdie flowers attached to back of seam of basque. Back zip fastening. c1982.
Accession No
A92.739

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Pink machine embroidered organza bridesmaid's dress. Fully gathered skirt over both stiffened net and taffeta underskirts. Fitted bodice. Wide square neckline with a slight upward curve in front. Slightly gathered cap sleeves. 52cm lavender zip fastener at back.
Accession No
A92.781

Name/Title
Black evening gown of chiffon over satin. Bodice of chiffon is a 94cm rectangle with a high neck and back opening thus giving a cape-like effect and is attached to the circular skirt. The attached satin underskirt has a fitted bodice, 2cm wide shoulder straps and a flared skirt.
Accession No
A92.780

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Sleeveless, full length blue floral nylon dress. Low cut, cross over back with narrow ties at the waistline - tying in the front. Slim fitting long skirt flaring from the knee line due to eight godet insertions. Zipper back fastening. Fully lined with blue taffeta.
Accession No
A92.772

Name/Title
Cream wool full length circular skirt. Scooped front neckline. Long fitted sleeves. Puffed above the elbow. White taffeta underskirt attached at waistline. 55cm nylon zip fastening at back.
Accession No
A92.778

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Bright orange/yellow floral on navy background. Long sleeves with white crepe buttoned cuffs. Horse shoe shaped neckline - white crepe collar. Fitted bodice. Circular skirt. Buttoned from neck to hemline - full length. c1965.
Accession No
A92.777

A large white polyester banner with yellow, purple and black text with a central purple design. " TARANAKI WOMEN / CELEBRATE [yellow]/ N.P.D.C.[black] / WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE / WHAKATU WAHINE / AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND / 1893 ~ 1993 [purple]". The yellow text is against a purple background. The bottom left corner has a tag, and the top edge is folded over to fit a pole.
Accession No
TM2002.307

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A small badge of brown woollen fabric. " LAND SERVICE " is embroidered in light blue on the fabric.
Accession No
PA2010.182

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A small square of open weave fabric which is printed in black with an emblem of the New Zealand Women's Land Service. The emblem features farm buildings, a rural landscape tools, produce, livestock and a tractor. A spade is at the centre foreground. " NZ WOMENS / LAND SERVICE /1940-1946" is also printed on the fabric.
Accession No
PA2010.181

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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

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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
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