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Minute book for the New Zealand Association Radio Transmitters, Inglewood Branch. Also includes a selection of Radio Servicemans Course examination papers completed by T. W. Ward.
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ARC2019-066

A letter-card written by George Kinnear Nicolson Hood to Len Green, of Taranaki Breweries, while serving in the Middle East Forces. The letter describes George recounting memories of a leaving party, drinking at (Taranaki) Brewery, weather in the middle east, living conditions on service (scorpions and bugs in tents), other "N.P chaps" and of missing "the old Home Town".
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ARC2018-173

Official New Zealand Decimal Currency Board 'Decimal Currency and You' leaflet. A brochure from 1967 describing the change in New Zealand currency to the decimal system.
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ARC2018-154


Copies of the The Egmont Stamp Bulletin (1949-1950) and The Egmont Stamp News (1953-1954). A monthly circular and price list. Published by P.B. Day, 29 Tukapa Street New Plymouth.
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ARC2017-329

No-license campaign (temperance movement) propaganda leaflet titled 'Wanted, A Bright Boy'. Recto depicts a dishevelled man wearing a sign which reads "Wanted a bright boy to take this man's place apply to any drink-seller wholesale or retail". Printed by T. E. Fraser, Bedford Row Christchurch.
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ARC2016-087

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Two copies of The Waitara Press, 1882.
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ARC2016-059

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Three copies of The Waitara Press, 1883-1884.
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ARC2016-058

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Three copies of the Opunake News, 1971-1972.
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ARC2016-056

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A collection of postcards presumably collected by Blanche Halcombe when she worked and travelled in Europe before and during WWI. Halcombe used the cards as a sort of diary, making references and historical notes relating to the places and monuments she visited.
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ARC2016-041

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A New Zealand Red Cross senior division elementary section certificate awarded to Miss Muriel Foot for home nursing, on 24 April 1943.
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ARC2016-036

An ongoing collection of the community newspaper the Taranaki Star.
The Taranaki Star is published weekly, and distributed on Thursday, by Fairfax Media. Earlier names include The Star and South Taranaki Star.
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ARC2016-032

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A collection of the community newsletter lnside Inglewood.
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ARC2016-031

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An incomplete holding of the community newspaper the Patea Mail. Collection begins 11 December 1985 (no. 129) through to 10 February 1999 (no. 287). For this run there are two copies missing, no. 223 (c.October 1993) and no. 240 (c.March 1995).
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ARC2016-030

An ongoing collection of the community newspaper the Patea & Waverley Press.
The Patea & Waverley Press is published on the first working day of each month and is delivered free from Mokoia in the north to Brunswick in the south. It is published by editors Cath and Tony Sheard. Approximately 2700 copies are printed each fortnight. The Patea & Waverley Press began publishing in March 1999 with Issue 1.
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ARC2016-029

Chambers' Edinburgh Journal, No. 270 Saturday 3 March 1849. Pages 158-160 printed letter by William Batten titled 'Life in New Zealand'. Describes early settler life in Taranaki.
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ARC2016-015

A postcard album belonging to Florence Mary McWilliam (nee. Winfield). The album was gifted to Florence by her parents on 6 November 1906 for her 10th birthday. The album contains 257 postcards which are mostly inwards correspondence to Florence and some are blank.
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ARC2015-075

Bound copies of various Ordinances relating to Taranaki, from the year 1863. Including: Loan Ordinance; Town Board of New Plymouth Ordinance; Sanitary Board Ordinance; Dog Nuisance Ordinance; Military Occupation Ordinance; Compensation Commissioners Ordinance; Scotch Thistle Ordinance; Omata Road Ordinance; Building Over Streams Ordinance; Scab Ordinance; Appropriation Ordinance.
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ARC2015-064

The New Zealand Gazette Extraordinary, 2 April 1860. Including Browne's proclamation of 31 March 1860 regarding the Ōmata murders, reprinted in English and Māori, with a notice in English from Colonel Gold of 2 April warning that Pākehā residing in native districts without official permission would be treated as 'rebels'. Printed by G.W. Woon.
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ARC2015-063

Printing plates for the last copy of the Taranaki Daily News printed onsite at the New Plymouth office. From 18 May 2015 printing of the Taranaki Daily News was permanently shifted out of the region to Fairfax Media’s printing press in Petone. Includes front page (page 1) and magazine article about the printing changes (page 15).
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ARC2015-057

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A collection of Beer Duty stamps that were purchased by the Taranaki Brewery. The donor’s father was the chief brewer, H.N. Johnson.
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ARC2015-056

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This SAR log book is a diary of events of the search and rescue field headquarters team. At each point in a search and rescue operation events were logged, so that everyone involved knew what was happening throughout the rescue operation. This system has since been superseded by an electronic log system.
David Rawson referenced this log book for event logs in his book ‘Search’, including the Hawke’s Hoax case and Ross Dawes case (longest unrecovered body on Mount Taranaki).
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ARC2015-044

A ticket for the Waipapa toll gate issued by the Clifton County Council for a motor car on 11 January 1920.
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ARC2015-043

Papers relating to Sydney George Smith during his time as a Member of Parliament for the Taranaki electorate and The Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants.
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ARC2015-015

One plan of the subterranean men’s public toilet to be built in Brougham Street, New Plymouth. Signed by Borough Engineer C. Skitrop. Undated.
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ARC2015-004
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