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Architectural plan showing the first floor of the War Memorial Library, Museum and Hall created by architects Taylor and Collins in April 1956. Areas on the plan have been annotated with the locations of museum exhibits for the Taranaki Museum.
Accession No
ARC2014-062

Architectural plans for the King George's Hall (Army Hall), Agricultural Hall and Queen's Hall for the Taranaki Agricultural Society. Created by architects Messenger, Taylor and Wolfe in 1938, Boon Brothers in 1956 and F. Duxfield in 1957.
Accession No
ARC2014-007

Architectural plan for residence for Mrs A.E. Grant, located on 90 Vivian Street, New Plymouth. Plan shows floor and drainage plans, elevations, cross section and fitting details. Drawn by architects Messenger and Taylor, September 1933.
Accession No
ARC2013-1562

Name/Title
Sound recording. Recorded in two parts. In part one Leo Robertson talks about his childhood and family, working in butter factories around the Stratford district. In part two Leo Robertson talks about his cousin 'Grouse' Taylor.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 8 February 1998
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ARC2011-066

Name/Title
An interview by Alison Robinson with Jean Parkes (nee Needham) at the Eventide Home, Eltham as part of research for 'More Taranaki talk' / stories collected & edited by Alison Robinson. Zenith Print, 2007. Jean talks about her childhood at the Douglas Boarding House, her marriage to Walter Parkes and her life at Tahora and Tatu.
Accession No
ARC2010-001

Ground plan, elevation & section for the Downe Street (now 9 Stoke Street) residence of Mr Leonard James Rowan, New Plymouth. January 1932
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ARC2009-161

Plans for residential flats to be constructed over existing buildings on the corner of Devon and Morley Street for Mr G Walker. Designed by Messenger and Taylor. November 1934
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ARC2009-156

Plan of a proposed Centennial Public Library and Museum to be erected on the corner of Egmont and St Aubyn Streets, New Plymouth. Drawn by Messenger, Taylor and Wolfe, registered architects of New Plymouth. 1938
Accession No
ARC2008-225

Blueprint plan for a residence for Mr K Kirk, Wallace Place, New Plymouth. Includes Front, back, side, south-west and north-east elevations, cross section, ground and first floor plans, detail of fireplaces in living room and den, kitchen fittings.
Has signatures of G M Bennett and K F Kirk and date 30 January 1935 on plan.
Architect. Messenger & Taylor. December 1934.
620mm x 726mm
Accession No
ARC2008-202

Blueprint plan for a house in Grey Street, Waitara for Edgar Douch. Includes East, north, west, south elevations ; Floor plan; Section plan; Foundation plan; Roof plan; Detail of kitchen fittings, drawing room fireplace, fuel cupboard, bathroom, front gate and wall detail.
Architects. Messenger, Griffiths & Wolfe. March 1937
553mm x 724mm
Accession No
ARC2008-182

Blueprint plan for a house on Avenue Road (now Coronation Avenue), New Plymouth for Mr D Avery. Architects Messenger & Taylor. July 1945
Front, side and back elevations; Floor plan; Vertical section detail; Detail: Kitchen and Dining Room fittings.
Size: 350mm x 620mm
Accession No
ARC2008-175

Blueprint plan. Additions and alterations to a house at 81 Belt Road, New Plymouth for H C Clouston.
Includes Elevation to Belt Road; North, south and east elevations; Ground and first floor existing and proposed; Detail: Kitchen fittings, Back porch and Laundry.
Architects Messenger, Taylor & Wolfe. September 1940
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ARC2008-174

Architectural plans for the proposed additions and alterations to the Tikorangi Co-operative Dairy Company Limited. Created by architects Messenger and Taylor in March 1934.
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ARC2005-62

Architectural plan for a dairy factory in Kaimata. Created by architects Messenger & Taylor for the Kaimata Co-operative Dairy Company Limited in 1935.
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ARC2004-1090

Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Garth and Gladys Bilkey of Bell Block, 26th August 1989. Both Gladys and Garth were previously members of the Central Taranaki Methodist church and they talk of their involvement in church families as they moved around the district. they also talk of ministers and mention the Christian Endeavour.
Also included is a short interview (on the second side) with Birdie and Ella Rowe.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project. An edited transcript is available. No abstract has yet been made.
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ARC2002-458

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Mrs Lois Wharton and her daughter Brenda, 30th January 1991. Lois was at one time the Central Taranaki Methodist parish steward.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project. No abstract or transcription has been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-457

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Claude Marchant of Stratford 4th December 1990. Part of the Central Taranaki Methodists project. No abstract or transcript has been made.
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ARC2002-455

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Ruth Potts (nee Summerfield) 19th September 1990. Ruth talks of her grandparents John and Harriett Butcher who arrived in Stratford in 1900. She talks of the Butcher and Summerfield families and the Hopkins who were involved in the Primitive Methodist Church in Stratford.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project. No abstract of transcript is available, but notes have been made.
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ARC2002-454

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Martha Hosking of Midhirst about the Methodist Church, 5th September 1989.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project. No abstract of transcription has been made.
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ARC2002-452

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson interviews Don McDowall, 13th August 1989. Don speaks of his experiences as a Christian pacifist during WWII. He describes his teenage years and how he became involved with the Methodist Bible Class while at Wharehuia where he confirmed his pacifist beliefs. He talks of being imprisoned during the war and the different denominations among the detainees and how this effected his faith. After the war, he returned to Stratford finding a home in the Stratford Methodist church and the Men's Fellowship Group.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project. An edited transcript is available. No abstract has been made.
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ARC2002-451

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Noeline Butcher (nee Little) in Stratford on 3rd July 1989. Noeline talks of her Methodist ancestors who lived in Eltham. Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project. No abstract or transcript has been made, but notes are available.
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ARC2002-450

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Ern Frank (formerly of Huiakama). Recorded in New Plymouth 4th April 1989. Ernie tells of his Wesleyan connections and recalls living at Huiakama (between Strathmore and Te Wera), in particular memories of church involvement. Mentions the Douglas Boarding House.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project
An edited transcript is available. No abstract has been made
Accession No
ARC2002-449

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Agnes Lash (nee Lamason) on the 23 October 1987. Agnes talks of changing trends within the church and congregation. There is an intermittent tapping noise throughout the recording.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodists collection. An edited transcript of the recording has been made
Accession No
ARC2002-431

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Ursula Symmans in early March 1990. Mrs Symmans died a few days later (16.April 1990). Originally from Christchurch, she talks of marrying Alf Symmans and coming to live on Finnerty Road. As a music teacher, she was active with choirs in the district and in particular, with the choirs before the 1913 union of Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists.
Part of a collection of interviews recording the history of the Eltham Co-operating Parish. An edited transcript is available. No abstract has been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-428

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Reverend Doug and Jan Earp on the 22nd February 1990. Doug talks of his ministry in the Eltham Co-operating Parish. He was the second minister in the co-operating parish and he talks of interdenominational worship, the church in Kaponga and Manaia, Life in the Spirit Seminars and other evangelical work. Jan joins the conversation. They talk of various people within the parish and the chruch work done. Doug talks of the ritual of baptism, church music, family groups and the Parish Council
Part of a collection of interviews recording the history of the Eltham Co-operating Parish. An edited transcript is available. No abstract has been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-424
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