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Two (from a set of seven) architectural plans for a dining block and maids quarters at New Plymouth Boys High School. Scale: 1/8 inch to 1 foot. Thomas Bates, 30 November 1938.
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ARC2017-323

Architectural plans for a business premises on Devon Street in New Plymouth. Created by architect Thomas Bates for the Taranaki Amusements Limited in June 1937.
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ARC2014-034

Architectural plan of a cottage to be erected on McLean Street in New Plymouth. Created by architect Thomas Bates for the New Plymouth Borough Council on 27 September 1920.
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ARC2014-026

Architectural plans for the alterations to the Currie Street premises of the Taranaki Daily News Company. Created by architect Thomas Bates in July 1937.
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ARC2014-019

Architectural plan and specifications for a proposed warehouse in New Plymouth. Created by architect Thomas Bates for Goldwater Brothers in November 1924.
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ARC2014-017

Architectural plans of proposed building for the Bank of New South Wales on the corner of Devon and Currie Streets in New Plymouth. Created by architect Thomas Bates in 1925.
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ARC2014-012

Architectural plan for the alterations and additions to the Y.M.C.A and Y.W.C.A building located on Powderham Street in New Plymouth. Created by architect Thomas Bates in 1934.
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ARC2014-011

Architectural plan for the proposed office for State Fire Insurance located on Egmont Street in New Plymouth. Created by architect Thomas Bates in 1922.
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ARC2014-010

Architectual plans for proposed residence for Dr David Blackley, located on 32 Vivian Street, New Plymouth. Drawn by architect Thomas Bates, September 1929.
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ARC2013-1569

Architectural plans for a warehouse for John Avery Ltd, Currie Street New Plymouth. Drawn by architect Thomas Bates, April 1919.
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ARC2013-056

Original plans for the construction of the New Plymouth Opera House by Thomas Bates, circa 1924.
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ARC2011-137

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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
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ARC2011-066

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Sound recording. Jack Valentine talks about his ancestor’s arrival in New Zealand, beginning his career working as a cinema projectionist in Hawera, Normanby and New Plymouth, managing the Civic Theatre in Eltham, working in Auckland and working on the Last Samurai.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 14 June 2003
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ARC2011-056

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Sound recording. Mervyn Thayer talks about his early life in Opunake and Whanganui, his apprenticeship as a watchmaker, his time working at Butcher's Jewellers in Stratford, looking after the Stratford town clock and working as a movie projectionist.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 5 February 2003
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ARC2011-025

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Sound recording. Roland Kennedy talks about his family farm in Tahora, his family heritage and his interest in bird breeding.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 6 March 2003
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ARC2011-021

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ARCAn interview with Warren Orr of New Plymouth, formerly of Stratford by Alison Robinson as part of research for 'More Taranaki talk' / stories collected & edited by Alison Robinson. Zenith Print, 2007.
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ARC2010-45

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An interview with Betty Field of Opunake by Alison Robinson as part of research for 'More Taranaki talk' / stories collected & edited by Alison Robinson. Zenith Print, 2007.
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ARC2010-44

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An interview with Gwelfa Burgess of Stratford by Alison Robinson as part of research for 'More Taranaki talk' / stories collected & edited by Alison Robinson. Zenith Print, 2007.
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ARC2010-43

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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.
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ARC2010-232

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An interview with Kate Mickelson by Alison Robinson as research for 'More Taranaki talk' / stories collected & edited by Alison Robinson. Zenith Print, 2007.
Kate talks about her childhood at Pihama and Opunake, her early adult years and marriage to John Mickelson. Married life in Collingwood, her children and social activities. in 1942 her family moved to Whakamara and then to Opunake, Kate recalls life in Opunake, her family activities and her association with the Opunake Players and writing her book 'The clearing : a history of Opunake' published in 1989.
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ARC2010-005

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An interview with Duncan Menzies by Alison Robinson as research for 'More Taranaki talk' / stories collected & edited by Alison Robinson. Zenith Print, 2007.
Duncan talks about his childhood at Rawhitiroa and Mangamingi, life at school, work as a stockman and farming the family farm. He recalls some of the local identities of the district including 'The Hermit' Jim Young and the development of the Rotokare Scenic Reserve.
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ARC2010-004

An interview with Leo [Deed] Stockwell of Stratford by Alison Robinson as part of research for 'More Taranaki talk' / stories collected & edited by Alison Robinson. Zenith Print, 2007.
Deed talks about his life living on the Marco Road, his childhood memories, schooling, the roads, social events and farming the family property.
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ARC2010-002

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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.
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ARC2010-001

Plan of a proposed maternity home at 55 Gover Street, New Plymouth for Mrs Ellis (known as Sister Ellis) showing ground and drainage plan, first floor plan, elevations and cross section drawn by Thomas Bates 1928.
Built in 1928 by Boon Brothers and named Timata Ora, the house operated as a maternity hospital until 1957 when it was closed and converted into a private residence. The home is currently run as Timata Ora Bed & Breakfast.
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ARC2009-169

An architectural plan for the shops and factory on Devon Street in New Plymouth. Created for by architect Thomas Bates for Building Investments Limited. Undated.
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ARC2004-1634
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