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Collection consists of the tracings Fred Coleman designed as a part of the process of creating the numerous artworks he contributed to the New Zealand Scouting Association. The tracings include those created for memorabilia associated with Scouting Jamborees, national regional and international Scout badges, commemorative Scout cards and certificate as well as tracings used for his own personal artworks.
Accession No
ARC2011-075

During the 1950's Fred Coleman assumed responsibility for designing the New Zealand District Scout Badges. These had become more prolific after 1955 (when Scouting transformed from the County era to the Provincial era) as there was a greater need for badge standardisation. Fred also designed many of the early official badges and Scout Jamboree badges.
This is a collection of regional, international and miscellaneous Scout badges designed by Fred Coleman. The collection includes paintings of finished badge designs, photographs of badges in the final stage of design and the embroidered finished product of the badge.
Accession No
ARC2011-074

Name/Title
Sound recording. Doug Tempero talks about his heritage, his father’s experience in WWI, his father’s life post-war, his childhood and adult life in Midhirst, Grouse Taylor, being a member of the Federated Farmers Committee and the Stratford County Council.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 8 January 2004
Accession No
ARC2011-067

A collection of fifteen printed official New Zealand Scout cards. Artwork on the cards is by Fred Coleman. Cards commemorate such things as appointment of patrol leader, Christmas and New Year.
Accession No
ARC2011-064

Framed sketch of a stamp. Has "Stamp made for 1958/9 Jamboree but it was not accepted" inscribed on back of frame. Drawing depicts Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the global scouting movement. This drawing was submitted to the Jamboree standing committee in November 1957 but was not accepted as an official stamp to commemorate the Jamboree. However Coleman’s design for the Jamboree badge was accepted.
Depicts Baden-Powell in a traditional lemon squeezer hat with scout neckerchief and toggle uniform items. Has New Zealand 3D inscribed above the officer and Pan Pacific Jamboree 1959 with the official Boy Scout logo below Baden-Powell. The sketch is signed by Fred Coleman in bottom right corner.
Accession No
ARC2011-061

Name/Title
Sound recording. Lindsay Drinkwater talks about his grandfather, when his parents converted to the church, his childhood stammer, his conversion to the church of the Salvation Army, travelling to Papua New Guinea to work as a missionary for two decades with his wife Fay, working as the principal of the Brugam Bible College and working towards his Licentiate of Theology.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 18 April 2011
Accession No
ARC2011-058

Collection of assessment books containing questions and answers relating to the duties of a cubmaster, belonging to Alice Elliot and Fred Coleman. Assessment has been marked, with comments belonging to another party.
Accession No
ARC2011-010

Three notebooks with handwritten notes and sketches relating to scouting activities. Two of the books belonged to Fred 'Baloo' Coleman and one belonged to Alice 'Akela' Elliot.
Accession No
ARC2011-009

Bob talks about joining the Opunake Players in 1955, initially assisting with the lighting and sound but working in a wide range of positions over the years, he was president for ten years and a director of plays. His wife Margaret began with the players in 1959 and reminiscences about her role with the Players, the plays and the players.
Interview date: 19 February 2009
Interviewer: Heather Cormack
Abstraction:
Restrictions: none
Accession No
ARC2009-99

Name/Title
Peter joined the Opunake Players in the 1956, encouraged in part, by Mary Stronge who became his mother-in-law. He talks about learning the craft of acting, the actor's relationship with the audience and assisting with backstage tasks particularly set making and stage managment and the different venues used.
Interview date: 20 February 2009
Interviewer: Heather Cormack
Abstraction:
Restrictions: none
Accession No
ARC2009-102

Name/Title
Jenny talks about joining the Opunake Players, working in wardrobe, costume making and acting. She relates anecdotes about the plays produced and personalities within the group.
Interview date: 20 February 2009
Interviewer: Heather Cormack
Abstraction:
Restrictions: none
Accession No
ARC2009-101

Name/Title
Jim has been a member of the Opunake Players since he was a young adult. He recounts how he joined the Players, some of the plays he performed in and the personalities associated with the group, his experiences as a director and member of the New Zealand Drama Federation.
Interview date: 17 February 2009
Interviewer: Heather Cormack
Abstraction:
Restrictions: none
Accession No
ARC2009-100

Name/Title
Oral history. Molly talks to Heather Cormack about her involvement with the Opunake Players.
Interview date: 30 September 2008
Interviewer: Heather Cormack
Abstraction:
Restrictions: none
Accession No
ARC2008-324

Name/Title
An interview with Alan Love who recalls his experiences as a set, sound and lighting technician with the Opunake Players.
Recorded: 05 September 2008
Interviewer: Heather Cormack
Abstraction:
Restrictions: None
Accession No
ARC2008-312

Name/Title
Oral history. Ian recalls his time with the Opunake Players.
Interview date: 21 August 2008
Interviewer: Heather Cormack
Abstraction:
Restrictions: none
Accession No
ARC2008-304

Christmas card that reads "25 December 1944 - With The Seasons Greetings and All Good Wishes, from 2nd New Zealand Division Christmas 1944". Handwriting in card reads "To yourself and all members of the staff / No 126822 Pte R. E. Randnie, C. Coy 24th NZ Bt'n 2 N.Z.E.F. M.E.F."
Accession No
ARC2008-066

Christmas card that reads "The Seasons Greetings 1949-1950 from the Commissioner of Crown Lands, Chief Surveyor & Staff, Lands & Survey - New Plymouth". Artwork done by Fred Coleman showing a landscape scene with Mount Taranaki in the background. The New Zealand Lands and Survey insignia is printed bottom left corner.
Accession No
ARC2008-065

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.
Accession No
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.
Accession No
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.
Accession No
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.
Accession No
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.
Accession No
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.
Accession No
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
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