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Garrison orders issued by Col. Warre and read out at a full parade of troops at New Plymouth 10 April 1864. It reports on investigations into the battle at Ahuahu at which Capt Lloyd, Private Jeremiah Dooley, George Sadler, all of the 57th Regt and Corporal H Banks, Privates James Nagel and H Bartley and John Gallager were killed.
The orders reprimand other soldiers who were in the area at the time and stops short of accusing them of cowardice.
The order consist of three sheets of paper and the fourth item is a label which was in the original frame giving a title for the order and advising that it was presented by W F Gordon. This is written in Gordon's hand.
Accession No
ARC2001-248

Ernest George Bleakley lived at 'River meadows' a farm at Urenui late 1800s - early 1900s.
The papers include a letter re personal shame and disgrace - reason in elaborated and a number of invoices and an account of sale for sheep.
Accession No
ARC2001-243

Hughes was born in Christchurch in 1886. Trained as an engineer, he served on the Western Front during the World War I as a sapper in the 18th N.Z. Reinforcements. He saw action in Messines and Etaples, in early January 1918 he was hospitalised and sent to England to recuperate and eventually to New Zealand, where he was discharged in September 1918.
He married Olive Frances Price in June 1924 and farmed at Hillfoot, Oakura. He died 14 Dec.1965, aged 79 years and is buried at the Returned Services Graves, Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth.
The collection comprises four diaries with transcripts, describing daily events of a soldier serving in Belgium and France, letters to his family, ephemera, including paybooks and photographs, and a manuscript history of Oakura.
Accession No
ARC2001-239

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The collection consists of a Form I school assignment created by Noeline Taylor c1955. Titled 'Buying a House' the project includes sketches of the proposed house, letters to banks re opening accounts and land agents re the purchase of property and also newspaper clippings illustrating the type of fittings and furniture used to furnish a house during the 1950's.
Accession No
ARC2001-249

Tutoring notes (mss) on a wide range of subjects to proficiency level. Possibly owned by E. Diack of Napier. Also a small collection of poems (some Mss) and a selection of official examination forms
Accession No
ARC2001-253

A sheet of paper containing two school projects. One is titled 'Eels' briefly describes the life of an eel. The other, titled 'Milk' mentions that cows are usually milked with electric machines and that Louis Pasteur discovered pasteurization.
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ARC2001-252

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In 1981, Roger Fyfe (then Deputy Director, Taranaki Museum), Roy Davis (Registrar, Taranaki Museum), and Kelvin Day (archaelogical student of Auckland University) conducted a survey of the Otakeho Cave on the Bennett Estate farm on Dingle Road, Otakeho.
The report describes a survey made by Roger Fyfe, Roy Davis and Kelvin Day of the Otakeho Cave on the Bennett Estate Farm in Dingle road, Otakeho, Feb 1981.
It is thought that the cave was dug by Mr Gallus Strovtz during WWII in preparation for a possible Japanese invasion. It contained several rooms and was well ventilated.
Accession No
ARC2001-244

Name/Title
An exercise book containing military training notes. On inside front cover - Sgt R B Pinel, 1st Hawkes Bay Bu.[Battalion].
Accession No
ARC2001-254

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A school project produced by Judy Matheson titled 'Wanted - A modern House, good order'. This includes sketches of a house and copies of correspondence to estate agents etc
Accession No
ARC2001-251

Formed on 21st March 1976, the Taranaki Polish Centennial Committee organised a funtion to mark the centennial of Polish emigration.
A complete set of minutes recording meetings of the Taranaki Polish Centennial Committee.
Accession No
ARC2001-269

Name/Title
Musical score titled 'Coming of Spring by D G Blume; a concertante in F for orchestra and Alto Saxophone. Originally published by GD G Blume, New Plymouth in 1999 and revised (this copy) in 1999.
Accession No
ARC2001-255

In the early 1980s the Taranaki Museum produced series of five facsimiles of public notices from the Taranaki Provincial Council collection held in the archive.
Accession No
ARC2001-266

Name/Title
On the death of Mr H Okey, Member of Parliament for Taranaki, John Connett National Party candidate for the electorate at the By-elections in 1918.
A collection of papers comprising of newspaper clippings, circulars, promotional flyers relating to general elections.
Accession No
ARC2001-283

Name/Title
Joe Rodrigues was part of a group of individuals who formed and set up SeniorNet in New Plymouth. SeniorNet promoted the use of personal computers and ran training workshop specifically for middle aged and older people.
Jeanne van Gorkom interviews Joe Rodrigues on his involvement with SeniorNet. Recorded at his home on 15 October 2001.
Part of a collection of interviews recording the history of SeniorNet in New Plymouth
Accession No
ARC2001-259

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Geoff Gilbert was part of a group of individuals who formed and set up SeniorNet in New Plymouth. SeniorNet promoted the use of personal computers and ran training workshop specifically for middle aged and older people.
Jeanne van Gorkom interviews Geoff Gilbert about his connections with SeniorNet, an organisation which promotes the use of computers and runs training programmes primarily for middle aged and senior people. Recorded at his home, 36 Balance Street, New Plymouth on October 9th 2001
Accession No
ARC2001-258

The collection comprises the records of a company formed in 1907-1908 to sink an exploratory well on Norfolk Road, Inglewood, to a depth of 2500 feet. Grid reference for the well is noted as N.109/796752.
The records include a minute book, two letter books and a cash book.
Accession No
ARC2001-262

The collection consist of typescript notes titled 'Another Miniature of Yesterday' by Ruth Cann which were also published in the Hawera Star Dec 1 1978 (photocopy of newspaper article also included).
Ruth Cann has taken extracts from the Hawera Main School log book relating to the band and orchestra 1925 - 1937, along with reminiscences.
Accession No
ARC2001-271

Typed copy of manuscript. Seventy Years of Life in New Zealand. Selections from the reminiscences of Charles Edwin Major.
There are references to politics, personalities, Maori including Parihaka and various sporting activities, in particular football, athletics, and horse racing. Entertainment is also covered in the reminiscences with mention of various celebrities such as Mark Twain, Frank Bullen and Paderewski, and the development of film making and cinema in New Zealand.
Accession No
ARC2001-277

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Born in Waverley 13th June 1912, Bob Brereton schooled in Auckland, Taradale and finally at New Plymouth Central School. His Father was originally from Australia and worked primarily with race horses while his mother Nellie (nee Roberts of Waimate) was a seamstress.
In 1978, while convalescing from surgery, Bob Brereton wrote 'My Life Story or Memoirs'. he describes his childhood and life as a young man. He writes of childhood memories, past times and daily chores. He describes hard times when there was little money, and talks of life as a young man - work, entertainment etc. He mentions his participation in local boxing matches and Tommy Thompson's Gymnasiam. He writes of working in a number of bakeries, some of which he owned in Taihape, New Plymouth, Stratford, Sydney and Wellington.
Accession No
ARC2001-261

A collection of newspaper articles relating to library services in Taranaki and copies of articles written by S. C. Allen in 1933-36 for the Taranaki Daily News.
Accession No
ARC2001-304

The Certificate in Incorporation for the Okoke Hall Society Inc dated 8th Dec 1926.
Accession No
ARC2001-297

The Philharmonic Society, New Plymouth was formed in 1934, changed its name in 1956 to the New Plymouth Philharmonic Choir and was wound up in May 1962. It later reformed as the New Plymouth City Choir.
In 1962, at the time of going into recess, New Plymouth Philharmonic Society's collection of musical score was deposited in the New Plymouth City Library with public access in mind. Most of the collection was uplifted in 2001 by the City Choir, however a small collection of musical score was retained for archival purposes.
The collection contains a sample of music belonging to the Philharmonic Society, New Plymouth including music used when they performed at the New Plymouth Opera House August 19th 1952 (this music links with records also held in the Puke Ariki collections) and copies of mss music thought to be composed locally.
Accession No
ARC2001-305

A paper prepared and read by Mr A. G. Johnson at the meeting of the New Plymouth Historical Society, 19 July 1954.
The paper briefly describes the development of St Andrews Presbyterian Church, New Plymouth from 1858 to 1925.
Accession No
ARC2001-310

Established in 1904, the Makahu Co-operative dairy Company produced butter until 1915 when it converted to cheese production. It went into voluntary liquidation in the early 30s and suppliers transfered to the Stratford Farmers Co-op Dairy Co.
The collection comprises two minute books for May 1912 - July 1928 and for September 1928 - April 1933, as well as a share register for 1903-1924.
Accession No
ARC2001-303

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A sermon preached by Archdeacon Gavin at the St. John the Baptist Church, Waitara on 11 October 1959. This was the last service held in the church before it was demolished on the 12 October 1959. The sermon outlines the history of the church and parochial district of Waitara from 1874 to 1959.
Accession No
ARC2001-314
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