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Paper written by H. W. Insull for the New Plymouth Historical Society meeting 16 May 1955. The paper covers the development of the New Plymouth Educational Board and Board of Trustees. Includes a list of those appointed to these bodies. Some annotations in the margins.
Accession No
ARC2001-334

A paper written by H. W. Insull and read at the New Plymouth Historical Society meeting 31 July and 18 August 1947. Contains descriptions of early schools and teachers, some with pupil lists in the New Plymouth area taken from a variety of sources including; Benjamin Wells The history of Taranaki and Charles Hursthouse's An account of the settlement of New Plymouth in New Zealand. In four parts.
Accession No
ARC2001-333

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Part of a collection of interviews recording the history of SeniorNet in New Plymouth.
Oral history. Jeanne van Gorkom interviews Geoffrey Souster about his connections with SeniorNet, an organisation which promotes the use of computers and runs training programmes primarily for middle aged and senior people.
Accession No
ARC2001-340

Name/Title
Born in Ireland in 1933, Bridget Shannon, a religious sister with the Catholic Church and was part of a group of individuals who formed and set up SeniorNet in New Plymouth.
Oral history. Part of a collection of interviews recording the history of SeniorNet in New Plymouth. Jeanne van Gorkom interviews Bridget Shannon, about her involvement with SeniorNet, an organisation which promotes the use of computers and runs training programmes primarily for middle aged and senior people.
Accession No
ARC2001-342

Name/Title
Part of a collection of interviews recording the history of SeniorNet in New Plymouth.
Jeanne van Gorkom interviews Esta Wilson about her connections with SeniorNet, an organisation which promotes the use of computers and runs training programmes primarily for middle aged and senior people.
Accession No
ARC2001-339

The New Plymouth Central School was opened in 1884; it was an amalgamation of several small schools operating in New Plymouth at that time - Kauwau (Miss Lydia Shaw), East School (O'Connell), West School (McKee) and Gill Street School (Miss Reeve).
The records include the minute books for the Central School Committee from 1918 to 1956, the minute book and register from the 50th Jubilee committee, five examination registers which give an incomplete coverage 1942 - 1962, the Courtenay Street (Infant) School log book 1911 - 1936, two Central School (Upper School) log books 1918 - 1970 and photographs 1890 - 1972 and a folder of examination reports for West End Infants' Public School 1886-1887.
Accession No
ARC2001-404

Biographical notes on Elsie Andrews compiled in 1963 by Agnes J Shelton BHSc. The following organisations assisted in providing information: The Taranaki Education Board, NZ Women Teacher's Assoc., NP branch of the National Council of Women, NZ Educational Institute, NP Girls High School Old Girls Association, Taranaki Women's Club, Mrs Waterson, Miss Giddy (The later being nieces of the late Miss Andrews)
Accession No
ARC2001-423

Name/Title
Jeanne van Gorkom has a life interest in adult education and learning, and works within various volunteer organisations. A member of the Friends of the Taranaki Museum Oral History Group, Jeanne conducted a number of interviews on the voluntary organisation SeniorNet, recording its formation and first four years of operation.
Mary Donald interviews Jeanne van Gorkom about her connections with SeniorNet, an organisation which promotes the use of computers and runs training programmes primarily for middle aged and senior people. The interview also records the reason why the SeniorNet project was developed and recording methodology.
Part of a collection of interviews recording the history of SeniorNet in New Plymouth
Accession No
ARC2001-484

The Pukeho School was opened in 1909 and closed 1956, with children being enrolled at Tarata School.
The collection includes a minute book recording business from March 1909 - April 1919. and photographs from the 50th Jubilee, published in the Spotlight magazine.
Accession No
ARC2001-521

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Robert Wells came to New Zealand as a young boy, with his family on board the Egmont arriving at Auckland in 1855. The family later moved to Taranaki, settling at Mangorei. During the land wars, he acted as bullock driver in the Artillery, Sergeant in the Mounted Rifles and a Lieut in the Manutahi Rifle Company. He later farmed at Huirangi and Brixton and died January 30th 1916.
The papers consist of two school arithmetic exercise books - dating 1853 (prior to emigration). They both bear the hand drawn crest of his school - Melton House Academy, Wandsworth Road and contain mathematical formulae.
Accession No
ARC2001-523

Name/Title
Born in Timaru, Evelyn Marriott trained as a kindergarten teacher before joining the Methodist Church as a Deaconess. In 1940 she was appointed Manager of Rangiatea Maori Girls' Hostel at Moturoa, New Plymouth - a position she held until 1970, when she moved to Melbourne, Australia and married the Revd. Arthur Ellemor. She returned to New Plymouth in the early 1980s after the death of her husband and resided in New Plymouth for 10 years before returning once more to Melbourne.
An interview in which Evelyn Ellemor ( nee Marriott ) talks of her experiences as matron/manager of Rangiatea Maori Girls' Hostel which was operated by the Methodist Church in Moturoa.
Accession No
ARC2002-145

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Girl seated.
Accession No
WD.009633

High school girl wearing uniform.
Accession No
WD.009634

A class photo of students from Rahotu School : standard 3 & 4 Students.
Accession No
WD.009653

Name/Title
Two young children seated.
Accession No
WD.009649

Name/Title
Young child seated.
Accession No
WD.009650

Name/Title
Infant seated.
Accession No
WD.009648

A class photo of students from Rahotu School : Standard 2 & 3 Students.
Accession No
WD.009656

Name/Title
Girl and boy seated on couch.
Accession No
WD.011297

A class photo of students from Rahotu School : Standard 2 & 3 Students.
Accession No
WD.009654

A class photo of students from Rahotu School : Standard 2 & 3 Students.
Accession No
WD.009655

Name/Title
Girl and boy seated on couch.
Accession No
WD.011296

A class photo of students from Rahotu School : Primers 3 & 4 Students.
Accession No
WD.009659

A class photo of students from Rahotu School : Standard 3 & 4 Students.
Accession No
WD.009657

A class photo of students from Rahotu School : Primers 3 & 4 Students.
Accession No
WD.009660
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