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The USS Staten Island was an icebreaker ship for the United States which docked at New Plymouth in approximately 1958 on its way to the Antarctic for Operation Deepfreeze IV. The USS Staten Island was the first US vessel to enter Port Dunedin.
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PHO2010-0209

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

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Portrait of an unidentified man wearing a dark suit with a blue tie and a hat. He has a beard.
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A98.738

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Full length portrait of Joseph Campbell. He is wearing a suit and a cap. He is leaning against the back of a chair. Various other studio props are placed around him in the background. Campbell died at age 24.
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A98.739

Portrait of William Henry Skinner holding a printed piece of paper in his hands. Skinner is seated side on to the camera and is wearing a suit and tie. He is looking away from the camera.
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A66.163

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Formal studio photograph of Hone Pihama Te Rei Hanataua (also known as John Beecham). Hone Pihama stands in a studio setting and resting his right hand on a raised pedestal. He wears a dark toned waistcoat, jacket and pants and has a thick beard and moustache.
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PHO2012-0495

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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 James Thomas Davis. Davis is seated and is wearing a suit. One arm is raised in a crooked position, but it is not actually resting against the table that can be seen on the left of the image. The table is covered with a tassled table cloth and several flowers are visible in the frame, presumably from a larger vase of flowers sitting on the table. A curtain is visible on the left of the image. The carpet is patterned. In 1883 Davis won £150 in an Auckland Cup sweepstake on a horse named The Poet and donated his winnings to pay for the construction of The Poet's Bridge in Pukekura Park. In 1891 Davis was found drowned under the bridge.
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PHO2012-0503

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Studio portrait of Ngawaka Taurua. Taurua sits on a chair in a studio setting. There is a column painted on the wall behind him. He wears European dress and shoes. A watch chain is visible across his waistcoat. He wears a thick moustache and chops. Taurua was a member of the Pakakohe hapu of Ngati Ruanui who lived at Hukatere, south of the Patea River.
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PHO2013-0016

Roy Charters and Rowan Guthrie, wearing military uniform, pictured at Bell Block, New Plymouth. Guthrie is seated on the right and has a pipe in his mouth. Charters is standing next to him with his hands in his pockets. An image of a military aircraft is visible behind them. Both men were posted to the military base in New Plymouth in 1944 and became good friends while they were there. Charters had purchased Arthur Glanville-Clark's studio in 1938, which was run by Charters' wife Shirley during the war. Charters and Guthrie eventually decided to go into business together, Rowan Guthrie buying into the business in circa 1950. Their firm, Charters and Guthrie, became very well known and respected in New Plymouth.
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PHO2013-0039

Three-quarter studio portrait of George Alfred Adlam, Past Grand Master (1883) of the Loyal Excelsior Lodge of Oddfellows. He wears lodge regalia and holds a gavel. He wears a thick beard. He stands before a table or bench on which there are a small opened book and a larger closed book.
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PHO2013-0067

Portrait of John Edward 'Ned' Shewry, champion axeman. Ned is pictured cradling an axe in one arm and has his other arm resting on a table/cupboard. Two cups are standing on the top of the table/cupboard. Shewry is wearing a sash that says "Worlds Champ".
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A66.458

Hand tinted opaltype portrait of Phillip Eva Junior. He has a black beard and moustache and is wearing a black jacket, black bow tie and white shirt with single gold button at centre front.
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TM.1998.258

Twenty one portraits of members of the Taranaki Rifle Volunteers who took part in the Second Anglo-Boer War, 1901-1902. The portraits are matted together and have handwritten annotations under each photograph, in addition to other handwritten information. Collected and presented by Captain Felix T. Bellringer.
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A66.045

Copy photograph of a sketch of the Reverend William Bolland. The image is a bust portrait of Bolland. He is wearing a shirt, jacket and bow tie. Bolland was the first Vicar of St Mary's Church (now Taranaki Cathedral). He arrived in Auckland on March 1843 and was appointed vicar on 3 December 1843.
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A66.186

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Group of men stand in uniform including white gloves and helmets with tent and English flag in background behind them. One man stands out in front of the others with black gloves.
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PHO2008-591

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Hand-coloured head and shoulders photographic portrait of Whites Ltd chairman Percy James Hoyland White. Percy wears a black three-piece suit, a black tie and white shirt. He has a white handkerchief in his breast pocket.
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PHO2012-0335

Hand-coloured head and shoulders photographic portrait of Whites Ltd founder Stephen Boothby White. Stephen wears a black suite and a long white beard and moustache.
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PHO2012-0336

Album page with four photographs relating to Pukearuhe Redoubt on one side and a memorial to the Hunter Brothers on the other. Three of the photographs of Pukearuhe Redoubt show men, women and children sitting and standing outside thatched buildings. The fourth photograph is a view of the Pukearuhe amongst landscape.
The Hunter Brothers Memorial photograph shows a memorial in the form of an urn on an obelisk atop a pedestal which is inscribed with text.
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PHO2012-0409

Three photographs mounted together to form a panorama of New Plymouth from Fort Niger.
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PHO2012-0425

Portrait of Fred Grundy dressed in a magician's costume including a top-hat and bow-tie. Fred holds a deck of cards in a 'fan' with his left hand and points to the cards with his right hand.
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PHO2013-0033

A group of Maori are standing on the wharf of the New Plymouth Harbour performing a powhiri for the crew of the USS Staten Island watching from the ship in 1958(?). The USS Staten Island was an icebreaker ship for the United States which docked at New Plymouth in approximately 1958 on its way to the Antarctic for Operation Deepfreeze IV. The USS Staten Island was the first US vessel to enter Port Dunedin.
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PHO2010-0207

A group of Maori stand on the wharf at the New Plymouth Harbour with an officer from the USS Staten Island as the crew of the USS Staten Island watches from the ship. The USS Staten Island was an icebreaker ship for the United States which docked at New Plymouth in approximately 1958 on its way to the Antarctic for Operation Deepfreeze IV. The USS Staten Island was the first US vessel to enter Port Dunedin.
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PHO2010-0208

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Studio portrait of William Johnson. Johnson is standing and is wearing military uniform. He has an eye patch on one eye. One hand rests on the back of a wooden chair. On the left of the photograph a curtain is visible. The studio carpet is patterned. Johnson was a passenger on the "Amelia Thompson" ship that arrived in New Plymouth on 3 September 1841.
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PHO2012-0498

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Heavily hand tinted photographic portrait of William Tatton. Tatton is clothed in a dark blue suit with waistcoat, white shirt with pearl buttons and dark blue tie. The top of fob chain is visible at the bottom of the image. He has thick brown hair with close cropped beard and moustache. Tatton arrived in New Plymouth with his wife and family on the 'Eden' from London on 29 October 1850.
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A66.223
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