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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

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

Ground plan, elevation & section for the Downe Street (now 9 Stoke Street) residence of Mr Leonard James Rowan, New Plymouth. January 1932
Accession No
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
Accession No
ARC2009-156

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
Interview with Kay about her experiences as a member of the Opunake Players.
Recorded: 2 September 2008
Restrictions: None
Accession No
ARC2008-311

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

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
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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
Accession No
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.
Accession No
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.
Accession No
ARC2004-1090

Formed in 1921 to promote Scottish traditions, including music, literature, Highland Dancing and games. The collection includes minutes, accounts and correspondence of the New Plymouth Caledonian Society. 1921 - 2011. The New Plymouth Caledonian Society was placed in recess in April 2011 due to waning membership numbers.
Accession No
ARC2002-852

Name/Title
The first edition of Taranaki Punch was published by the editor of the Taranaki Herald on October 31st 1860. A controversial publication, Taranaki Punch sarcastically reported current events 1860-61. A total of sixteen issues were published.
This collection has been digitised.
Accession No
ARC2002-538
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