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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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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

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

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

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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

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

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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Album of WWII photographs. Includes imagery of allied and axis troops, and campaigns in North Africa (Egypt and Libya). Also images of military figures including Winston Churchill and General Rommel. In the second half of the album is a series of photographs of general scenes of Egypt, probably produced for trade, likely to have been collected by the compiler of the album. Bound with soft leather cover inscribed with coloured Egyptian scenes. On page 8 of the album, behind the top left corner photograph, is a folded letter slipped behind the photograph. Dated 1942, it reads:

"To O. I. G. Div. H. Q. / Cairo 1942

Sir,

I submit this recommendation for A/CPL T H Lundie (?) to be awarded the military medal for outstanding bravery. This NCO courageously, without fear for his own life, crawled out from our position for 100 yards approx to where I was lying badly wounded, while under heavy German tank fire, outside El Alamein. This NCO, with great tenacity [d]ragged me back to our position, after red X attention I was rushed to hospital. This NCO is a credit to his regiment. He has saved my life, and deserves due recognition. I have handed him my own M M [military medal], which I was awareded when I was an NCO. Hoping this meets with your approval.

I am,
Sir,
A R Lewis Lt
K. O. R. R."

This letter may indicate the owner of the album was either the man wounded or the man recommended for a medal.
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PHO2006-060

Kenneth Charles [Ken] Morgan (left), Leslie John Cecil Medway [Jack; nickname 'Nuts'] Medway (centre) and Ray Cursons (right) walking in a military training camp, possibly Palmerston North, prior to being posted during WWII. Both Morgan and Medway are shirtless and are wearing trousers with suspenders. Medway's suspenders are hanging off his trousers. Medway is holding an object in one hand. Cursons is also wearing trousers and a shirt. He has an object tucked under his arm. All three men are looking directly at the camera. Military buildings and bell tents are visible in the background. Morgan and Medway were best friends from New Plymouth. In 1943 Medway was posted to Italy with the 22 Infantry Battalion. He was killed in action on 30 July 1944. Five days before he died he wrote a letter to Morgan, which was found amongst his possessions after he died and was returned to his family. The letter was forwarded to Morgan in 2004 by Brian Medway, Jack Medway's brother, 60 years after it was originally written (see ARC2011-265).
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PHO2011-2489

The 65th Regiment on parade on Mount Eliot, New Plymouth. The soldiers are in full military uniform. A number of people watch the parade from the top of the hill. Houses on the left side of the photograph. A soldier in the centre of the image is handing over an object to another soldier.
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PHO2008-1658

Three men in military uniform stand with mountainous hills behind them. There are tents pitched behind them. Location is ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli.
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PHO2009-253

The crew of the USS Staten Island parades down the centre of the street (most likely Devon Street). The street is lined with onlookers and cars. 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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PHO2010-0206

Family album includes studio portraits of Ruthven McLauren Monteath in full dress military uniform c.1916 and group portraits taken in the field during service. The album also contains Monteath family photographs within New Zealand and abroad, including the family home on Octavius Place New Plymouth. Many of the photographs in the second half of the album are post-WWI and are unidentified.
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PHO2006-034

Red leather bound photograph album with the title "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected therewith" embossed in gold lettering on the cover. The album is compiled by William Francis Robert Gordon and contains 455 photographic copies of original photographs, mostly carte-de-visite portraits of people related to the New Zealand Wars. It is assumed most of these copies were taken by Gordon himself. Most of the photographs are silver gelatin chloride printing-out paper prints, with the exception of five albumen prints, six silver gelatin bromide developing-out paper prints and six photomechanical reproductions. A portion of the imagery in the album is loosely ordered into regiments.
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PHO2011-1997

Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Major General Sir George Stoddart Whitmore. The photograph is a bust portrait and shows Whitmore dressed in a suit and wearing several medals. The photograph is included on page 2 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2286

Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Major General Sir George Stoddart Whitmore. He is leaning against a studio prop and is wearing full military uniform. He holds a sword in one hand. The photograph is included on page 1 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2278

Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Captain John Bryce of the Kai Iwi Cavalry Volunteers. The portrait is a bust portrait and shows Bryce wearing a suit. His head is turned to the side. The photograph is included on page 1 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2281

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Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Colonel William Charles Lyon. He is seated and is wearing military uniform. He is missing one arm. The photograph is included on page 1 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2282

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Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Gorton. The photograph is a bust portrait and is set in an oval surround. Gordon is dressed in a suit. The photograph is included on page 2 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2285

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Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Colonel Henry Colin Balneavis. The photograph is a bust portrait. Balneavis is wearing a suit and has a beard. The photograph is included on page 2 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2287

Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Marmaduke George Nixon, who was killed at the battle of Rangiaowhia, near Te Awamutu, in the Waikato. The photograph is a bust portrait. Nixon is wearing a suit. The photograph is included on page 2 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2288
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