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Small rectangular cardboard Hydatids advertisement. White ground with crimson text and illustration. Pink rear. Heading reads "BLOT OUT HYDATIDS" Has an image of a cocker spaniel holding a sign in its mouth which reads "Don't feed me raw offal". Diagram on the right demonstrates how hydatids are transmitted. Text lower left corner reads" *Offal included Liver, Lungs, Hearts and Kidneys. / The diagram shows how hydatids can be spread. You will be safe from hydatid disease if all dogs are kept away from raw offal. The testing of dogs helps to find those which are eating raw offal and makes them safe companions. *Remember to wash fruit before eating it. * Always wash your hands before you eat." Issued by the National Hydatids Council.
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TM.2001.085

Poster. 'Native Mistletoes'. Depicts photographs of various mistletoe plants and pests to the species. Poster includes information on the different species of the plant; identifies threats and pests and explains the role native birds play in pollinating the flowers. Poster produced by the Department of Plant and Microbial Sciences, University of Canterbury. Text written by Laura Sessions.
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TM.2000.221

Black and white photocopied poster depicting two figures on left hand side and text on the right. Two figures on left are Greg Burke (Director of Govett-Brewster Art Gallery) and Hamish Keith (Art Collector). Text on left hand side is concerned with post modernist theory and its pretentions. Copied from two original works by Peter Lambert. 1998. In good condition - excluding corners where ????? has been used to remove sellotape adhesive and caused ink to run.
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TM.2000.201

Small wall calendar entitled "Nga Whaea O Te Moana Taranaki 1983" featuring photographs by Taranaki Photographer Fiona Clark. Comes complete with original envelope.
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TM.1999.309

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Documentary heritage audio visual record of Bob Murray talking about the discovery of his grandfather, Tony Thornes', glass plate negatives and his photography project that followed.
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ARC2019-053

Photograph print packet. Folded textured paper stapled at top and bottom with Crago Studios stamp and packet detail label.
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ARC2019-005


Eight colour “lobby cards” for the 1954 film The Seekers, featuring different scenes from the film and the film’s branding.
The Seekers is a British adventure film produced by the Universal-International studio syndicate. It was the first major international studio film shot in New Zealand. The film was adapted from the novel 'The Seekers' by John Guthrie.
Lobby cards are small movie posters that were designed to be displayed in the lobby of a theatre. They feature key scenes from the film and were generally produced in sets of eight.
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ARC2017-055

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

Calendar for John R. Catterton Boot & Shoe Importer on Devon Street, New Plymouth. Calendar includes large chromolithograph from a photograph by Alexander Bassano (1899) Lord Kitchener of Khartoum, The Avenger of Gordon.
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ARC2016-040

Poster of the House of Representatives 1897, a supplement to the Weekly Record. Includes advertisements for local businesses: Thomas Avery, The Moa Farmers Union, R. Cock & Son, Perry and Percival, A.C. Nicholls, F. Sutherlands, N. Greiner, A. Lile, G. Cook, Raynes' Terminus Hotel, C.O. Smith, Turner's Dining and Refreshment Rooms, R.J. Pennington, John Andrews, C.R. Hill, James Paul, Taranaki Branch of the United Fire & Marine Insurance, Julian's Railway Hotel, Sam Hill, J.C. Peach, Pat & Young, Gamlin and Hook, T. Drake's, T. Zinsli, W.A.
Printed by lithographers McKee & Gamble, Wellington.
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ARC2016-039

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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 annual calendar produced for Ivon Watkins Dow Ltd, featuring reproduction copies of Māori Portraits by artist Gottfried Lindauer. Calendar contain 6 pages from October 1967 - September 1968.
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ARC2016-025

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

Documents from the New Plymouth City Council Public Relations Office, 1955-1981.
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ARC2014-134

Scrapbooks collected by the New Plymouth City Council Public Realations Office relating to the subjects of industry, historical, hobbies and promotional related newspaper clippings from or about New Plymouth.
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ARC2014-132
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