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Name/Title
Four thin irregular shaped wooden blocks with a red instructional sheet enclosed in a plastic bag. The shapes can be arranged to create a capital T or an upward pointing arrow.
Accession No
TM2003.354

Name/Title
Seven wooden irregular shapes and an instructional booklet enclosed in a plastic bag. The book has several pages of silhouette shapes that can be arranged using the blocks including the ' Pious Penguin ', ' A Bad Fall ', ' Vagabond ' and ' Fuzzy Chick '.
Accession No
TM2003.355

Name/Title
An aqua glass 7oz codd bottle with rubber seal loose in the bottle. " A.S. WOOLMER / HAWERA "with an accompanying rabbit motif, is embossed on the front.
Accession No
TM2003.359

Name/Title
A cassowary leg bone dagger which uses a joint as the handle and has a shaft that has been carved into a dull point. "Cassowary bone dagger. Huli area TARI SHIP PNG " is written on an attached label.
Accession No
A96.979

Name/Title
A hand made wooden spoon with an elongated shallow bowl, a curving handle and a small hole drilled in the handle at the end.
Accession No
A68.206

Name/Title
A Bushells Tea tin which features scenic New Zealand views including Mount Taranaki / Egmont. Each view is shown on one of the four sides of the tin and the views are separated by an art deco pattern that is edged in gold. The lid is embossed with the manufacturer's name in gold and the predominant colour is sky blue. " Bushells / Tea of Flavour"is embossed and coated in gold coloured paint on the top of the lid. " MT. COOK " is printed in black ink and located in the bottom centre side panel depicting Mount Cook. " LAKE ROTORUA " in the bottom centre side panel depicting Lake Rotorua. " MT. EGMONT " is printed in black ink in the bottom centre of the side panel depicting Mount Taranaki / Egmont. " MILFORD SOUND " is printed in black ink in the bottom centre of the side panel depicting Milford Sound. " Bushells / Tea of Flavour / 1 LB NET " is stamped into the underside of the tin.
Accession No
TM.2003.356

A white and gold coloured wire woven basket with handle containing ten red, yellow and white tulips and assorted foliage. Each flower bulb has a small light bulb at centre. A green electrical cord is attached to the back of the arrangement with a light green switch and brown plug. Two spare bulbs were found tucked into the arrangement at back. There is a loose wire on the plug side of the switch. " 250V 3A / T [encased in an inverted triangle] 6 - 947 " embossed in plastic on one side of the green switch located along the electrical cord. " SAN $ ['$' encased in a circle] TOKU / MADE IN JAPAN / NO3346 " embossed in plastic on one side of the green switch located along the electrical cord.
" CRABTREE PATENT " embossed on the wall facing side of the plug.
Accession No
A96.986

Name/Title
A simple brass badge featuring a tiki above Mt Taranaki/Egmont and surrounded by a scroll with "STRATFORD SAVAGE CLUB" embossed on it. The eyes and tongue of the tiki are filled with red enamel. The snow is filled with white enamel and the scroll is filled with black enamel. The manufacturer's name and location is stamped on the reverse which also features a hinged brooch pin.
Accession No
TM.2003.370

Name/Title
A yellow and black metal badge featuring the Ranfurly Shield. A yellow ribbon is attached that vertically reads " TARANAKI ". " RANFURLY SHIELD CHALLENGE " is written in white around the shield.
Accession No
PA2004.056

Name/Title
Shaped and varnished punga log that functions as a flower pot or vase. The interior has a brown painted metal lining and brown putty can be found around the lip of the metal insert.
Accession No
TM.2003.363

Name/Title
A green felt Queen Alexandra's Mounted Rifles hat with a khaki and dark green-coloured puggaree. "Q.A.M.R." is on a badge on the front.The badge features the name of the regiment on a band that encircles a landscape scene with a ponga tree fern at centre and the regiment motto 'AKE AKE KIA KAHA' at the bottom. The hat has a wide brim, brown leather sweatband and chin strap attached to the inside. The brim is edged with a thin strip of light brown fabric and there are two open-holed rivets on either side of the hat. The manufacturing label reads: "The Hat Factory" on the underside of the brim. On the opposite side it reads the owners name and regimental number: "Bain T55930".
Accession No
PA.2004.020

Name/Title
A wall plaque featuring a landscape scene in stained wood inlay. The scene features Mt Taranaki/Egmont, two whare, two figures wearing korowai (cloaks)and a dog. The bush and trees are stained green and the other features are various shades of brown. In many areas the wood grain has been set at an angle to the surrounding grain. The plaque is eight sided with bevelled and mitred dark wood edging. A long chain is attached in two places to the reverse.
Accession No
PA2004.074

Name/Title
A Boys and Girls Agricultural Club badge with a medallion suspended from a bar. A green four leaf clover with the initials of the club on each leaf features on the medallion. " SPECIAL / ACHIEVEMENT " is marked above and below the four leaf clover emblem and blue and white enamel have been used to infill areas around the text. The suspended medallion is circular with an embossed band at the edge. A simple pin for mounting is fitted to the reverse of the badge. " MAYER & KEAN / WELLINGTON " is stamped on the reverse.
Accession No
PA2004.017

Name/Title
An apple corer with a metal frame that can be clamped to a bench. It has a spiral rod with a three pronged head, a handle and a cutting blade at the top front end of the frame. The clamp attachment is missing.
Accession No
A83.724

Name/Title
An Alfa Laval milk separator that has been bisected to show the internal mechanism. It has a large metal bowl at the top that is supported by a side arm connected to the main body. There is a valve that feeds liquid into a centrifuge with two pipes that carry the separated heavy fat globules from the serum or milk, leading off the back of the centrifuge casing. There is a crank mechanism to drive the centrifuge with the larger cog encased on the exterior of the model and a smaller cog connected to the central shaft of the centrifuge on the interior. Two plates giving product information attached on both sides of the model. Coloured chalk marks located on the key interior mechanisms.
Accession No
TM2003.372

Name/Title
A two piece hinged brooch pin on a brass badge. "LIFE MEMBER" is embossed in brass on the pin attachment and it is filled with dark blue enamel. The swinging medallion features a tiki holding a taiaha that is surrounded by a band with "OPUNAKE SAVAGE CLUB" is embossed on a band filled with light blue enamel. The tiki is filled with green enamel and the eyes, nose and mouth are detailed in red enamel.
Accession No
TM.2003.371

Name/Title
A silver coloured embossed dental nurse's belt button featuring a crest divided into quadrants. " UT PROSIM " is embossed on a scroll design below the crest. An eyelet is attached to the reverse. " DOWLER / BIRMINGHAM " is embossed on the reverse.
Accession No
PA2004.094

Name/Title
A 4 and 3/4 inch cadmium plated rotary drill bit which has been converted into a trophy. The area where the toothed wheels attach to the main body have been welded to prevent the bits rotating. A plastic presentation plaque has been adhered with foam tape to the central region. " Drillwell Exploration NZ Ltd " is marked on the black plastic " GNG " stamped into the metal on the flat centres of two of the drilling bits. " HRGF ... 4 3/4 ... 238 ...2 7/8 REG ... 413131 ... [unidentified symbol shaped like a tear drop] " is stamped into the flat end of the drill bit beneath the thread.
Accession No
PA2004.076

A brass coloured tin beer tray with a plastic coated yellow rim. The tray features an image of two Draught Provincial Bitter beer bottles, two full glasses, an ashtray, a lit cigarette and a cigar. These items are sitting on a silver tray which is resting on a crocheted tablecloth. " Taranaki's favourite bottled beer! " is written in black on the tray.
Accession No
TM.2003.376

A white and gold coloured wire woven basket with handle containing ten purple, pink, white and yellow orchids with assorted fern and berry foliage. Each flower bulb has a small light bulb at centre. A pink electrical cord is attached to the back of the arrangement with a black switch and white plug. There is a loose wire on the plug side of the switch. "250V 3A / 41-1914" embossed in plastic on one side of the black switch located along the electrical cord. " SAN $ ['$' encased in a circle] TOKU / MADE IN JAPAN / NO3346" embossed in plastic on one side of the black switch located along the electrical cord. " PDL [encased in a circle] / CAT / 40 / 240v ... 10A" embossed on the outward face of the white electrical plug.
"S [encased in a circle] /N / Z [both letters located in the curved bay of the 'S'] / 198 / 1168 / HEAVY DUTY" embossed on the wall facing side of the white electrical plug.
Accession No
A96.985

Name/Title
A brass sextant, complete with shades, mirror and accessories,and contained in a trapezoid shaped wooden case with a double hinged lid and twin hook and eye clasps. The case has a lock, but the key is missing.
Accession No
A71.021

A dried jaw from a cookie cutter shark (Isistius brasiliensis).
Accession No
A96.988

Name/Title
A brass dental nurse's badge with enamel decoration. The badge is made up of a a medallion attached to a bar by a copper link ring. A New Zealand crest is embossed at the centre of the medal. " STATE DENTAL NURSE / NEW ZEALAND" is embossed in gold lettering on a blue enamel band around the outer edge. There is a crown at the top of the medallion. " UT PROSIM " is embossed in gold lettering on the bar. " E. M. YARROW / 1961 " is engraved on the reverse. "MAYER & KEAN LTD / WELLINGTON " is stamped on the reverse of the bar.
Accession No
PA2004.093

Name/Title
A bronze crumb tray.
Accession No
A68.079

Name/Title
A one piece carved wooden nguzunguzu (canoe prow figure) in the shape of an anthropomorphic head with shell inlay eyes and a pair of hands holding a smaller head to the chin. It has an unfinished surface. The lug for suspension holes is broken.
Accession No
A72.847
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