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A small collection of memorabelia re the New Zealand Centennial 1940.
Accession No
ARC2001-34

Supplement from the New Zealand Mail depicting a train derailment on the Rimutaka Line. Name on the railway engine Mount Cook, date unknown.
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ARC2001-44

The records consist of minutes of meetings 1893 - 1985 ( the first minute book is missing), inward correspondence 1883 - 1967 (incomplete), outward correspondence 1883 - 1933 and other miscellaneous papers.
Accession No
ARC2001-54

Name/Title
Eliza Hobson was the wife of Captain William Hobson, Governor of New Zealand 1841 - 1842 This is a typescript copy of letters 1835 - 1846 from Eliza and William Hobson to various recipients, not arranged chronologically. Manuscript copies held by Alexander Turnbull Library.
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ARC2001-52

Name/Title
The Harrison family were part of the New Zealand Company emigration scheme, coming to New Plymouth in 1841 on the ship William Bryan.
Born in Waiwakaiho in 1846, Fanny Harrison was a first generation New Zealander.
The papers consist of 'The Story of Fanny Harrison' by Syd G Joll and a collection of laser copy photographs showing members of the Honeyfield, Harrison, Perry and Northwood families.
Accession No
ARC2001-57

Name/Title
William Halse came to Taranaki on the ship Amelia Thompson in 1841. He was appointed Justice of the Peace and in 1848 succeeded F. D. Bell as Resident Agent for the New Zealand Company in New Plymouth. He later became Commissioner of Crown Lands.
The journal is a daily account of events, correspondence and expenditure. 1846 - 1850
Accession No
ARC2001-50

Glenys Thomson and Heather Savage were active parishioners of the Taranaki East Community Parish. In an oral history Glenys responds to questions about the history of the Parish and how it developed into a charismatic church. Heather joins and talks with Glenys about the situation where a charismatic church has closed and locked the church at Toko and moved to Stratford.
The interview was recorded at the time Glenys Thomas and Heather Savage deposited the Taranaki East Community Parish archives in the Puke Ariki Archive.
Accession No
ARC2001-49

Born in Dunedin, 10 April 1880, William Lochhead trained as an engineer and served in the 7th Contingent during the Anglo-Boer War. After the Boer War he was associated with mining in Nigeria and Brazil. He married Lillian Fitzgerald, Melbourne. They had 3 children, William, Joan and Stewart.
He served with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, New Zealand Engineers Unit and later in the Navy during the World War I, on discharge from the Navy, his occupation was stated as marine engineer.
He died on the 20 May 1957 and is buried in the Returned Servicemans section of the Te Henui Cemetery, New Plymouth (plot 753).
The collection includes diaries, notebooks and address books spanning the years from 1900 to 1945. The earlier diaries describe events through the Anglo-Boer War. Later diaries describe daily life in the mining in Nigeria and Brazil. The ship's journals relate to Lochhead's time serving on merchant ships and the Navy.
Letters include family letters sent to William and Lillian Lochhead, plus business letters, papers, newspaper clippings and photographs.
Accession No
ARC2001-55

Name/Title
The history and location of this store has not been researched and the above title is presumed to be incomplete
The note book appears to have been compiled to assist with the delivery of goods. It is alphabetically listed with the names and addresses of customers. Also included are occasional clues to help identify houses.
Accession No
ARC2001-59

Laser copies of photographs of members of the Dudley and Cramer families. Each image has accompanying text.
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ARC2001-58

Memories recalled by George Kettlewell of his childhood in Inglewood and early working life on various farms. He enlisted for WWII, serving in France
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ARC2001-68

The papers consist of two items. The main part is a transcript of extracts from Bishop Selwyn's letters to Sec. S.P.G, & from his Visitation Journal July 1842 - 1843 in which Selwyn describes the settlement of New Plymouth. The second part is a covering letter to Archdeacon Gavin from A. Hadfield (Selwyn's daughter?) dated 1941.
Accession No
ARC2001-73

Internationally renowned artist, Len Lye was born in New Zealand in 1901.
In the 1970s, Lye struck up a friendship with John Matthews of New Plymouth who had the technical resources Lye needed to develop his kinetic sculptures. After Lye's death, in 1980, the Len Lye Foundation continued to promote art works and commissioned a number of works from drawings and models. The Wind Wand is one of these pieces.
Installed to mark the beginning of the new millennium, the Wind Wand experienced structural problem and was damaged in high winds several weeks after installation. The Wand was removed and remodeled, before being re erected on Jun 23rd 2001. The globe on the top of the wand was lit at a function (birthday party) on July 5th 2001 marked the 100th anniversary of artist Len Lye's birthday.
The ribbons are attached to chocolate wrappers and were handed out at Len Lye's 100th birthday party held on the New Plymouth foreshore. The newspaper article describes the party of the foreshore. Also included is an invitation to a party at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery.
Accession No
ARC2001-62

Name/Title
This is a memorandum to an application for Consent to Conditional Use - prepared by G L Ewart, barrister and solicitor on behalf of Mrs D I Allen. The purpose of the memo is to lay down the known history of the house and its owner (George Curtis) in support of an application to move the house from Section 6, Omata District to 18 Victoria Road, New Plymouth.
Accession No
ARC2001-67

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The scrapbook consist of 51 pages of single leaves onto which newspaper clippings have been pasted. Most clippings relate to Te Rangihiroa's death, the repatriation of his ashes, the unveiling of his memorial prow at Okoki Pa, Urenui and the cairn marking his birth place near Urenui beach. The articles have been clipped from a number of different newspapers including the New Zealand Herald, Taranaki Herald, Taranaki Daily News, Freedom etc
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ARC2001-76

Written in a conversational style, H W Insull relates the story of Reverand Henry Handley Brown's theological training in England, the leasing of land 'Brookwood' at Omata, the Battle at Waireka and how Brown's house was awarded 'sanctory' status by Maori, Brown's role in the wreck of the Lord Worsley.
Accession No
ARC2001-72

Written by Margaret Nelson for submission to a Literary competition, Section 4 (long essay), the essay opens with a description of Brown's grave on the side of Marsland Hill before moving to the story of how Keats came to New Plymouth, his life in England and Italy, and his friendship with poet, John Keats.
Accession No
ARC2001-75

The research notes give details regarding the Nairn family origin in Scotland and includes transcriptions from 'Scottish Nobility' and 'Peerage of Scotland', S. E. Nairn also writes of the family's arrival and settlement in New Zealand including Nairn family's interest in botany and horticulture.
Incomplete: at least one leaf missing at end.
Accession No
ARC2001-77

Name/Title
Written by E.R. Andrews, the paper was prepared and read to a meeting of the New Plymouth Historical Society on 10 December 1945.
Ted Andrews gives an introduction to Maori history to the Huirangi area including Pukerangiora before describing event 1860 - 1864 with the battle of Te Kohia, Puketakauere, Matarikoriko, Te Arei and Sentry Hill.
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ARC2001-79

Titled 'The Rev. John Whiteley - given by the Rev E. T. Old', the paper briefly outlines the establishment of the Methodist church in New Zealand and includes an extract from Reverend Waterhouse's journal in which he describes a trip to visit various missionaries on the west coast of the North Island, including Whiteley.
Accession No
ARC2001-74

Name/Title
A essay outlining the history of Ratanui, the property on Carrington Street which was originally leased by Charles Brown and later occupied by John Nairn and later by James Laird. The essay discusses the possibility of trees on the property being propagated and planted by John Nairn
Accession No
ARC2001-90

A letter from H Aubrey to Sir Donald McLean reporting on events in the settlement of New Plymouth. Topics include the 1846 census; the 1834 battle at Pukerangiora; Richard (Dickey) Barrett; Reverend Turton and Creed; agriculture etc.
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ARC2001-78

Name/Title
Attributed to H. D.Mullon, this paper outlines the history of Richmond Cottage and sets out to disprove the story that Richmond Cottage was used as the first Bank of New Zealand (BNZ).
Accession No
ARC2001-95

Typescript speech notes. Attributed to L. C. Hughes. One copy of the speech notes bears his name and the date 15 Nov 1954.
Accession No
ARC2001-92

A retrospective and somewhat romantic account of Barrett's life written by his great granddaughter's husband and transcribed by Fred Butler.
A note on the front cover page states "Written by his great-granddaughter's husband, William Thomas Duffin, who died New Plymouth on 9 Sept 1943 at the age of 63 years. Note: This account contains valuable material, but it also contains whatever Mr Duffin thought fit to colour it with, also the dates do not stand investigation, always, with the known facts. F. B. B."
F. B. B. is assumed to be Fred B Butler.
Accession No
ARC2001-83
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