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Two plans for a factory building for Messrs Fashions Ltd, Buller Street, New Plymouth. Plans created by Duffill, Laurenson & Townsend and Graeme Laurenson & Associates, circa 1950.
Accession No
ARC2013-1206

Proposed architectural plan for the combined butter and cheese factory at Kaupokonui Cooperative Dairy Factory. The plan was designed by architecture firm Rough & Duffill in 1911 after a portion of the Kaupokonui factory was destroyed by fire in 1910.
Accession No
ARC2011-085

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
Accession No
ARC2011-066

Name/Title
Sound recording. Jim Taylor talks about growing up in Upper Hutt, moving to Taranaki to work as a dairy farmer, sharemilking, pig farming, owning his own farm, selling up the farm to buy a bookshop and working for the Farmers Co-op.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 27 September 2003
Accession No
ARC2011-062

Name/Title
Sound recording. Mick Herbert talks about working as a dairy and sheep farmer, managing a farm in Kohuratahi and working on the railway in Tangarakau.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 12 March 1994
Accession No
ARC2011-060

Name/Title
Sound recording. Claude Hartley talks about growing up on a farm in Auroa, his deafness as a child, his difficult relationship with his father, leaving home at 13 and beginning a job milking cows, going into partnership with his brother farming and finally buying his own farm.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 2 July 1998
Accession No
ARC2011-059

Sound recording. Anna Butler talk about her own and her husband - Len Butler's Swiss family history, her family farm and growing up in Kaponga, their Mangatoki family farm, her life with husband Len and their children. Recorded on two separate occasions.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: Part one and two 11 July 2002; Part three 17 February 2003
Accession No
ARC2011-051

Name/Title
Sound recording. Jim Frandsen talks about his Danish heritage, growing up in Christchurch, moving to Kaponga for work as a builder, working at the Hawera County Council and farming in Kaponga.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 17 February 2004
Accession No
ARC2011-046

Name/Title
Sound recording. Colin Trowbridge talks about his career in the agriculture industry as a herd tester (beging in Dorchester, England), his immigration to New Zealand, conducting home stock kills, deer stalking and owning his own farm.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 10 May 2000
Accession No
ARC2011-018

Sound recording. Eric Haybittle talks about travelling on the ferry over the Cook Strait (from Wellington to Blenheim), his step-father and farming in rural Eltham.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 4 August 1986
Accession No
ARC2011-014

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Sid Bayliss of New Plymouth talks of dairy farming at Parkvale in the Wairarapa and contracting in the region. Moved to New Plymouth as a partner in 'Walkers Auto Services'. When he retired he moved to Matau to help his daughter on her farm. He later moved to Midhurst.
A excellent shot he describes shooting rabbits, deer, pigs and possums in Wairarapa and Taranaki.
He talks about farming activities, describing haymaking using a haybaling machine.
Accession No
ARC2010-232

Architectural plan. House for Russell Mathews, known as Tupare.
Contains north and south elevations, garden front and entrance, main floor, garage and attic plans, structural section and detail of fireplace. Pen and ink on linen. January 1932
Accession No
ARC2010-149

Detail drawing of window details for C.A. Wilkinson house (Wilkinson’s Castle), Pukearuhe. Pencil on tracing paper. 15 July 1929
Accession No
ARC2010-145

A preliminary sketch plan for proposed home for C.A. Wilkinson. Ink on tracing paper. 20 November 1925. J.W. Chapman Taylor Architect, Valley Road, Mt. Eden, Auckland.
Accession No
ARC2010-144

Concept sketch for ‘House at Inglewood for R. D. Climie Esq.’ The house was subsequently known as ‘Riverside’. 1922
Ink and watercolour on paper.
Accession No
ARC2010-143

Name/Title
An interview with Ted Washer of Tokaora by Alison Robinson as part of research for 'More Taranaki talk' / stories collected & edited by Alison Robinson. Zenith Print, 2007.
Ted talks about his family origins, his childhood and schooling at Manaia School and Hawera High School, life in the Army during World War Two, running the family farm and the death of his wife Dell in a car accident.
Accession No
ARC2010-009

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

Name/Title
Measured drawings of the site plan, cross section, floor plan and elevations for Plas Mawr, a Chapman Taylor house on the corner of Standish Street and Wallace Place, New Plymouth. The house was designed and built for Mr and Mrs C H Burgess in 1913.
Re-drawn by Jenny Lobb in 1980 for the Taranaki Museum.
Accession No
ARC2009-162

A scanned copy of a photographic record of the building of C.A. Wilkinson house at Pukearuhe known as 'Wilkinson's Castle'. The book was one of several produced by J.W. Chapman-Taylor. Includes notes made by Chapman-Taylor "Some thoughts on the building of houses' and a plan of the house. 1929-1930
Accession No
ARC2006-107

Architectural plans for the Patea branch of the West Coast Refrigerating Company Limited. Created by architects Duffill and Gibson in 1918, 1919 and 1921.
Accession No
ARC2005-79

Plans for the West Coast Refrigerating Company Limited located between Albion Street and Princes Street in Hāwera. Created by architects Duffill and Gibson in 1918 and 1921.
Accession No
ARC2005-78

Architectural sketch for a residence on Auroa Road. Created by architects Duffill and Gibson for Mr. A.T. West in June 1915.
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ARC2005-77

Architectural plans for a residence located on George Street in Hāwera. Created by architects Duffill and Gibson for R.S. Ward in October 1937 and April 1940.
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ARC2005-75

Architectural plans for the additions and alterations to the C.C. Ward store on High Street in Hāwera. Created by architect John Duffill in 1914 and Duffill and Gibson in March 1924.
Accession No
ARC2005-73

Architectural plans for a proposed residence in Makirikiri. Created by architects Duffill and Gibson for C.H. Walker in October 1922.
Accession No
ARC2005-67
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