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Advertising supplement from the Taranaki Herald for a miscellaneous concert and variety entertainment held in the Stratford Town Hall, Friday October 15 (1886) The concert for the benefit of Mr Swan, scenic artist.
Accession No
TM.1997.83

A collection of eleven dance cards collected by Olive Palmer at dances and balls in New Plymouth during 1914-1923.
The cards are written in with the names of the gentlemen with whom Olive intended to dance each successive dance at a formal ball. Some have miniature pencils affixed.
Olive Palmer married Gordon Hooker in 1924.
Accession No
ARC2019-083

Souvenir programme for the New Zealand National Swimming Championships and Empire Games Trials. Held at the Municipal Baths New Plymouth, 8, 10 and 12 January 1938. Controlled by the Taranaki Centre of the New Zealand Amateur Swimming Association. Belonging to M. Lash and signed by a number of participants from around the country on the back page.
Accession No
ARC2018-169

Name/Title
Scrapbook compiled by the Iona Chorale for the period 1964-2003. The scrapbook contains photographs, newspaper clippings, service sheets, songs, etc.
The Iona Chorale was a women’s social choir group in New Plymouth.
Accession No
ARC2018-095

Name/Title
Material for the New Plymouth Reportory Society performance of the stage show "Charley's Aunt", 8-10 May 1961.
Accession No
ARC2018-004

Name/Title
Material for the New Plymouth Reportory Society performance of the stage show "Peter Pan", December 1961.
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ARC2018-003

Material for the New Plymouth Reportory Society performance of the stage show "As Long As They're Happy", 15-17 October 1962.
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ARC2018-002

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.
Accession No
ARC2017-055

Small book, 'New translation and analysis of all the books of the New Testament in which the subjects are properly distributed into paragraphs, by the Rev. John Wesley, M.A.' Printed for Robert Harley and Co., 1818.
Inscribed 'Henry H. Turton. The gift of your affectionate Father Isaac Turton. May 22nd 1834 Bradford'.
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ARC2017-054

A collection of correspondence, newspaper clippings and research files related to the removal of the 17 Taranaki War military hatchments and flags (for the Taranaki Militia, Taranaki Volunteers, Taranaki Regiment and Taranaki Mounted Rifles) at The Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary in New Plymouth.
Accession No
ARC2016-090

Ephemera relating to the Whiteley Memorial Church.
Includes service sheet for opening ceremony, 15 December 1898, and service sheet for the unveiling of the roll of honour, 3 June 1917.
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ARC2016-012

A collection of postcards created by children visitors to Puke Ariki's major temporary exhibition Bringing It Home: Taranaki And World War One, 17 April – 26 July 2015.
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ARC2016-006

Programme for the Stratford Amateur Swimming Club's Victory Carnival held on Wednesday 16 January 1946. The carnival appears to have been held in celebration of the conclusion of World War Two.
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ARC2015-077

Receipt for Mr. Brash for pew rent at St. Andrew's Church New Plymouth, dated 2 July 1906.
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ARC2015-074

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

Plan of Ngamotu Beach Reserve showing camping sites. Initialled by K.A.H. 10 November 1943.
Accession No
ARC2014-139

Reminiscence of the events surrounding the 1959 fire at the Whiteley Memorial Church which Allen witnessed on his way home from work. The reminiscence was written as a one page letter to Warren Blundell which accompanied several photographs of the fire (see PHO2014-0176).
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ARC2014-136

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

Records for the Taranaki Promotion Association, 1964-1980
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ARC2014-133

British Foreign Bible Society bible belonging to Mary Hamblyn (nee. Rundle). The bible has “Mary Rundle” and the date, “Nov. 15th 1820”, inscribed on the first page, along with the bible quote "The Gospel of Christ is the power of God unto Salvation, to every one that believeth: Rom: C1::V16". The names and birthdates of Mary and Charles five children are inscribed onto the inside front cover.
Family folklore explains the watermarks on the pages of the bible as having occurred when the family landed onshore in Taranaki from the Amelia Thomson. It is also believed that the bible was buried for safekeeping, alongside family treasures including china, a silver teapot and a doll, when the family fled to Nelson during the Land Wars of 1861.
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ARC2014-100

Architectural plan additions to the St Joseph's Catholic Church, New Plymouth. Created by architect James Mannix, 1938 and 1940.
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ARC2014-077

Plans and specifications for alterations and additions to the Catholic Presbytery, located on Devon Street West, for Reverend Dean McKenna. Created by builder D.J. Mannix, 21 August 1905.
Accession No
ARC2014-076

Name/Title
Records for the Bowl of Brooklands, 1957-1984
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ARC2014-064

Site plan of the proposed hillside development at the Bowl of Brooklands in Brooklands Park, New Plymouth. Drawn by the New Plymouth City Council Parks and Reserves Deptartment in July 1970.
Accession No
ARC2014-044

Architectural plan for the Empire Theatre located on Devon Street in New Plymouth. Created by Auckland architects Grierson & Aimer for Taranaki Amusements Limited. Undated.
Accession No
ARC2014-008
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