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A blacksmith's ball-peen hammer with a wooden handle and a metal head.
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Urn-shaped purple lustre marble glazed vase with a wide body and thin lip.
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A small white wahaika-shaped ceramic dish which features a coloured transfer print of a kiwi in a bush scene. The side handle is decorated with a koruru (mask). A thin gold line runs round the edge of the dish has a thin gold line.
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Black crackle matt glazed vase that is shaped like a Grecian jug with a high and wide spout, single narrow undecorated handle, ridging in the lower half and tall base.
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A white earthenware vase which features a spray of five daffodils. Each bloom provides a cavity into the main body and the base of the vase is moulded to resemble bricked garden edging. " .V.108 Titian Studios " is impressed into the base of the vase.
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A vase with a grey base which is shaded to a plum colour on the rim. There is a design lightly drawn through the glaze and two scroll handles either side of the base. " S.V.100 " is impressed into the base of the vase.
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Purple lustre marble glazed vase with a long cone-shaped body and asymmetrical lip.
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Purple lustre marble glazed vase shaped in a classical amphora style with two curved handles.
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A white matte earthenware vase with a rounded main body, an elongated neck and an asymmetrical lip with a curled lower handle. " Titian / 2084 " is impressed on the base of the vase.
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A brown, blue and cream vase with decorative scrolls and ridging on the main body. It has two scroll handles at either end and a high oval base. " .SB.201. " is impressed into the base.
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A commemorative ceramic mug to mark a rugby match between Waikato and South Africa on 9 June 1956. The mug is designed like a rugby ball being kicked by a rugby boot. One half of the ball has been fashioned into a handle and the boot and sock are the vessel. One side of the sock is green and yellow striped and the other side is red, yellow and black. " Waikato 14. Springboks 10, / June 9th 1956" is scratched into the side of the boot near the handle. " Titian / Studio / 9 " is marked on the sole.
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An earthenware souvenir shaped as a waka taua. The waka has been sprayed brown with a yellow interior and features a decorated taurapa (stern) and figurative tauihu (prow). The base features blue sprayed wave forms with a white plaque moulded on one side with "Maori War Canoe." handwritten in green paint.
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Poem titled ‘To Pee or to Pier’, relating to the 1997 plan to create a tourist attraction from a pier that would be linked to an oil rig anchored off New Plymouth. The satirical poem was distributed by fax throughout New Plymouth in November and December 1997. The author of the poem is unknown.

To Pee or to Pier
Now you’ve all heard of a scheme afoot for a pier out from Centre City
I hope that you will agree that this grand plan deserves a little ditty.
It seems that the lads from Townscape, just talking over a beer,
wanted to put an oilrig at the end of a concrete pier

They announced the plan on the radio and in the Daily News
important people were approached to ascertain their views.
Oilmen and fishermen and local Maori too
Whose permission was deemed vital to make this dream come true

The council ran a ratepayers poll …. 99 percent agreed
That an oilrig at the end of a pier, was exactly what we need
Everyone was consulted – not a dissenting voice was heard
DOC and OSH and Forest and Bird, never uttered a single word

Resource consent was granted – the monies quickly raised
the TSB donated heaps and they were greatly praised
Powerco came to the party – they’d provide the power
as long as their name, was all lit up at the very top of the tower

Then George and Warren from Townscape searched the world to find a rig
They found rigs on land and rigs on ships, but some were much too big
There were red ones, yellow ones too and some all covered in rust
They found the right one in Bass Strait, to have it was a must

The Westgate tug was dispatched at speed to tow the rig back here
Within a week the tug returned and sat just off the pier
It had in tow a lovely rig all painted for the occasion and
When Jenny Shipley arrived, she got a grand ovation

With the rig in place, the tourists flocked – the city started to boom
The shops were full of visitors – there was no doom and gloom
A little train took people out along the pier to see the rig
and a little girl was heard to sigh “Oh Dear, it’s just so big”

But then one night some roughnecks came to town from Maui B.
It seems they got upon the drink at a bar called Maloneys
They staggered out at 3am and headed for the sea
and all was going pretty well until they stopped to have a pee

When they looked up and saw the rig all lit up with light
they thought they were back at work and had to start that night
so they wandered out the pier and found a drill bit in a tin
and kicked the motor in the guts… and drilled the bugger in

They drilled all night and drilled all day and no one seemed to care
but when some busybody heard the noise I think they called the Mayor
the Cops arrived and then the Press which proved a perfect foil
They were just about to shut it down when they bloody well struck oil

Well out it gushed from the top of the rig all over Centre City
With rocks and oil and mud and gas the scene was far from pretty
With dollar signs within their eyes, the Council was elated
but Bev Raine changed that with a call “the town must be evacuated”

An urgent meeting was called that night, everyone was there,
the Police the Council and Civil Defence with Mayor Claire in the chair
with oil and gas still gushing out… no one knew what to do
as there were no valves in the rig to shut, they were really in the poo

Then Shagger jumped up and said “hang on… I’ve read about Red Adair,
I’ll blow her up to stop the flow.. this is neither here nor there”
So they all went down to the Farmers’ Co-Op and got some dynamite
they put Shagger in a Firemans suit and he slipped into the night

The oil and gas kept gushing as they looked into the gloom
but then at exactly 4a.m. there was a tremendous boom
The rig was gone … the flow was stopped but the view was pretty shitty
Shagger it seemed used too much and he’d blown up half the City

Another urgent meeting was called to talk about the mess
the bill would run to millions… it was anybody’s guess
But the Council were not worried they couldn’t understand the fuss
“We’ve had a Consultants report, the oil belongs to us.”

Now Shagger was a hero the Townscape boys were knighted
but the Council it turned out to be, were a little bit shortsighted
They didn’t own the oil that day that lay beneath the sea
The liquid gold was in fact owned by Fletcher Energy

Well now we have an oilfield where Centre City used to be
Even from the tallest hill you cannot see the sea
The moral of this tale of mine, is leave things as they be
and when you leave Maloney’s – Don’t stop to have a pee!!!
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A yellow and white china vase shaped like a daffodil flower. The central cup, with a white interior, acts as the the main body of the vase and the petals are splayed at varying heights. " Titian. Studio. / V.101. " is stamped into the base of the vase around the hole at centre.
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A moulded pansy wall vase with two green leaves either side. There is a suspension hole at the rear with four round mounts. " Titian Studio. [underlined] " is stamped onto the reverse surface in the upper left corner.
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A wide shallow vase with a three panelled surface and oval base. It has a white body with mother of pearl glazing and a spray of green glazing along the bottom edge. There are two scroll-like decorations above the base at either side. A moulded and hand-painted purple flower and leaf decoration is in the central panel. " Titian Studios / B.112 " is impressed on the base of the vase.
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White earthenware butterfly-shaped vase with blue and yellow wings and a brown body. The base is shaped like a cross.
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An earthenware wall vase in the shape of a pink moulded rose with a green leaves and a stem. " Titian. Studio. / WV.101. " is stamped into the vase on the reverse surface.
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Architectural plan for the office and store building of the Taranaki Electric Power Board on Bridge Street in Eltham. Architect and date created unknown.
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A pack of Draught Provincial Bitter beer cards without the jokers. Each card is printed with the logo on the reverse side and a card has been adhered logo side out to the front of the cardboard box.
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