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The New Plymouth Methodist newsletter. No. 1 - No. 8 (No. 7 missing) August 1952 - July 1954.
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ARC2015-012

Information booklet for the Waitara Methodist Church Stewardship Mission, March 1964.
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ARC2012-107

Preachers' plans for the New Plymouth circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, 1888-1892. Printed by Thomas Avery, General Printer and Stationer, New Plymouth.
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ARC2011-149

An school examination certificate for William Squire at Palmerston North School, 1894 and land title issued for Allotment 42 and 43, Section 19 Fitzroy District, New Plymouth.
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ARC2010-42

Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Birdwood [Birdie] and Ella Rowe about the Central Taranaki Methodist Church and their involvement in the church community. August 1989. Interview part of research for the book Central Taranaki Methodists published in 1991.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project.
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ARC2010-122

Sound recording. Maida Brosnan (nee Sparks) and Peggy Blair (nee Pennington) talk about Jimmy Beedie, the Pennington family store at Ngaere, attending Sunday School and local swagmen. Recorded as part of research for 'The Ngaere Story' published for the Ngaere School centennial 1882-1982. Transcript available.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 14 October 1981
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ARC2009-41

Sound recording. Miss May Robertson of Eltham and her sister Mrs Ada Trail talk about their grandfather Joseph Johnson of Cheal Road, Ngaere and the Robertson family, attending Ngaere School and various local identities. Recorded as part of research for 'The Ngaere Story' published for the Ngaere School centennial 1882-1982. Transcript available.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date:9 November 1981
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ARC2009-26

Original plans for the construction of the Primitive Methodist Church, New Plymouth, designed by Frank Messenger, 1903.
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ARC2009-152

The plans show a sketch design for the Wesleyan Church on the corner of Courtnay and Liardet Street New Plymouth, also alterations to the church and school, proposed by Frank Messenger in 1897
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ARC2009-151

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A collection of personal papers belonging to Reverend George Clement relating to the building of his house at Stratford and his financial affairs, including mortgages to people in the Stratford District. 1894 - 1919
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ARC2008-071

A DVD copy of film created of the centennial celebrations of St Paul's and St Luke's Churches, Okato. 11 February 1997
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ARC2008-041

Booklet produced for the celebration of the first Maori Missionaries to Taranaki, 1839-1979. Contains the programme of events, order of service and background material on the celebration. 17 and 18 November 1979.
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ARC2007-61

Records of the Patea Presbyterian Church and the combined Presbyterian and Methodist Parish 1887 - 1978.
Includes minutes of Kirk sessions 1905-1964 St Andrews Church, Waverly and Knox Church, Patea.
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ARC2006-15

A transcription made by Fred B. Butler, during the period January to March 1957, of marriage registers of Methodist Churches in New Plymouth and Inglewood.
Primitive Methodist 1873 - 1885
Queen St Chapel & grounds 1880
Methodist 1880 - 1892
Primitive Methodist 1903 - 1905
South Road Methodist 1905 - 1907
Methodist 1905 - 07 and 1909 - 1915
Primitive Methodist 1885 - 1896 and 1900 - 1903
Inglewood Primitive Methodist 1906 - 1910
Inglewood/ Eltham Primitive Methodist 1895 - 1906
Fitzroy Primitive Methodist 1905 - 1909
Liardet St Wesleyan 1892 - 1902
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ARC2005-371

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Copies of papers relating to the Wesleyan Mission Society. 'Some Notes on the Wesleyan Mission at Aotea by C G Hunt'. signed by the author, March 1957 and 'New Plymouth Native Circuit: Report 1856'.
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ARC2005-205

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A collection of papers relating to Robert Ward and wife Emily. Born in Norfolk, England, Robert Ward came to New Plymouth in 1844, opening a Primitive Methodist church at Henui. A pioneer of Primitive Methodism in New Zealand Ward moved between New Plymouth, Auckland, Wellington and other settlements planting new churches and supporting other clergy.
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ARC2005-197

A collection of documents relating to the opening of the Whiteley Church, New Plymouth 19 October 1963.
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ARC2003-727

A copied collection of papers and documents illustrating the Wesleyan Church's involvement in the development of Moturoa/Ngamotu. 1839-1984
On January 13th 1840, one hundred acres of land at Moturoa was purchased by the Grey Institute from Ngati Te Whiti and includes the Old Mission House and Chapel. Originally farm land, it is now sub-divided into housing and business sections under 21 year renewable leases from which rentals are received.
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ARC2002-996

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The collection consists of a manuscript booklet written by Richard Hart containing aspects of his personal spiritual beliefs; A handwritten copy 'The Life of the Late Mrs Hart' (daughter of Joseph Robinson) and 'My Thoughts at Sunset', written in the same style and hand as the 'Life of the Late Mrs Hart'.
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ARC2002-784

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A transcript of Whiteley's journal covers his voyage to New Zealand in 1832; his missionary work at Hokianga in 1833; his activities in the Kawhia region in 1841; his work in Taranaki in 1860 at the time of the outbreak of the First Taranaki War and in 1862-1863 in the period leading up to the outbreak of the Second Taranaki War. The names of many settlers are mentioned
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ARC2002-663

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Alison Robinson talks with John Hale in Lower Hutt in April 1989. John talks of his family and early years in the Stratford district. Raised a Wesleyan, John recalls personalities, ministers and preachers within the church. He talks of church music, socials and outings. He also mentions the temperance movement and harvest festivals.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project. An edited transcript is available. No abstract has yet been made.
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ARC2002-459

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.
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ARC2002-458

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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.
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ARC2002-457

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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.
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ARC2002-455

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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.
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ARC2002-454
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