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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.
Accession No
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.
Accession No
TM.1999.309

Map of a surveyor's plan of Waitara including the Waitara West and Huirangi Districts. The plan shows the field of operations during the Taranaki Wars from 1860-1861 and highlights redoubts, battle locations, pa sites, and other important landmarks. The map is adhered to black card.
Accession No
PHO2009-117

Leaflet: The Taranaki Herald Special Edition, Official Statement Armistice With Germany Signed. Statement issued by W.F. Massey, Wellington 12 November 1918.
Accession No
ARC2019-084

A letter-card written by George Kinnear Nicolson Hood to Len Green, of Taranaki Breweries, while serving in the Middle East Forces. The letter describes George recounting memories of a leaving party, drinking at (Taranaki) Brewery, weather in the middle east, living conditions on service (scorpions and bugs in tents), other "N.P chaps" and of missing "the old Home Town".
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ARC2018-173

‘Sections of Ngatapa Pa, Poverty Bay. Taken by Colonial Forces under Col. Whitmore, 5th Jan 1869’. Depicts profiles of fortification and surrounding vegetation in various sections of Ngatapa Pa. Includes sections A.B.C.D.E.F. Staff Surveyor, O.L.W Baesfield, Author; J. Buchanan Lithographs. Printed at the Gen. Gov. Lith. Press (Publisher).
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ARC2018-072

'Address of Welcome' Certificate awarded to Private Frederick Leonard Hamblyn, (Service Number 48868), on his return from the front of World War One where he was a part of the 26th Reinforcements of Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company AWMM New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Certificate is signed by William Hathaway, Chairman of Committee, and J.W McMillian, Mayor of Stratford on April 4th 1919. Four of Hamblyn's brothers were killed in action in World War One, which lead to Fredericks discharge from service in April 1919. Certificate depicts small painting of Mount Taranaki.
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ARC2018-052

'Tuna Soldiers' Farewell and Reception Committee' Certificate awarded to Mr Charles John Hamblyn and Mrs Mary Ann Hamblyn of Tariki, Taranaki. Certificate acknowledges death of their four sons; Henry John, Thomas Day, Edward James and William Charles who all died during action in World War One between 1916-1917. Certificate is signed by William Hathaway, Chairman of Committee, and J.W McMillian, Mayor of Stratford, March 1918. Names of the four sons along with the dates and places of death are attached to glass of frame.
Accession No
ARC2018-051

'The Great War 1914-1918, Certificate of the Services in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force' awarded to William Charles Hamblyn, Service Number 25516. Certificate states Hamblyn served in the Western and European Theatres of War in 1916-1917. Hamblyn was killed in action on 8 June 1917 in France, aged 28. Three of his brothers, Henry John, Edward James and Thomas Day were also killed in World War One. Certificate states Hamblyn was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal. One medal is attached to certificate.
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ARC2018-050

'The Great War 1914-1918, Certificate of the Services in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force' awarded to Private James Edward Hamblyn, Service Number 10/3894. Certificate states Hamblyn served in the Egyptian Theatre of War in 1916, the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in 1916, and the Western European Theatre of War in 1916-1917. Hamblyn was killed in action on 27 July 1917 in France, aged 28. Three of his brothers, Henry John, Thomas Day and William Charles were also killed in World War One. Certificate states Hamblyn was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal. One medal is attached to certificate.
Accession No
ARC2018-049

Name/Title
'The Great War 1914-1918, Certificate of the Services in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force' awarded to Thomas Day Hamblyn, Service Number 25517. Certificate states Hamblyn served in the Western European Theatre of War, from 1916-1917. He was killed in action on 8 June 1917 in France or Belguim. Three of his brothers, Henry John, Edward James and William Charles were also killed in World War One. Certificate states Hamblyn was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal. One medal is attached to certificate.
Accession No
ARC2018-048

Name/Title
'The Great War 1914-1918, Certificate of the Services in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force' awarded to Henry John Hamblyn, Service Number 10/3915. Certificate states Hamblyn served in the Egyptian Theatre of War in 1916, the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in 1916, and the Western European Theatre of War in 1916. Hamblyn was killed in action on 3 October 1916 in Somme, France, aged 26. Three of his brothers, Thomas Day, James Edward and William Charles were also killed in World War One. Certificate states Hamblyn was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal. One medal is attached to certificate.
Accession No
ARC2018-047

An Agreement to Lease between Tutaki, Rangihaeata, Pikirapu, Paramena Mutu, Whaaro and others and David McMaster of Wellington, 19 May 1873. The lease is for a piece of land known as the Mokoia Reserve in the Pātea District of the Province of Taranaki. Signed by David McMaster with the names and marks of approximately 65 Māori, many of the marks are on small separate squares of paper which have been laid on. Also signed by John Stevens and Samuel Marsden Baker (Licensed Interpreters) and H.J. Perham (Solicitor, Whanganui). Includes a small pencil sketch of the area.
Accession No
ARC2018-027

Handwritten address presented to John Bryce by the people the Opunake Town Board, 1882.

The address reads:
To the Hon. John Bryce,
Native Minister for
New Zealand.
Dear Sir,
On behalf of the people of Opunake and surrounding Districts we beg to tender you our congratulations upon your successful tour through the King Country and for the friendly manner in which you were received by the great Ngatamanopoto [Ngāti Maniapoto] Chiefs and people.
We sincerely hope that the bold and at the same time prudent course adopted by you will tend to secure lasting peace to the Colony and to the opening up of the North Island from its most southerly to its most northerly points.
We bear in grateful recollection your services to this portion of the Island. The course pursued by you and your Government is now beginning to bear fruits. Tens of thousands of acres have been settled, the Native population is more friendly and industrious and the European settlers have no longer a feeling of insecurity. In a very short time we sincerely hope to see all that once disputed country, lying between the Waingongoro and Stoney Rivers settled upon by a European population and living in amity with their Maori neighbours, and that the settlement of the country from Mokau to Alexandra may also be speedily accomplished.
We would take this opportunity of expressing our thanks for the release of Mr. Hursthouse and his companions and satisfaction that the majesty of the law has been vindicated by the capture of Te Mahuki and his followers.
Once more congratulating you upon your successful career as Native Minister of the Colony.
We remain
Dear Sir
Your Obedient Servants
[Signatures of Opunake Town Board and Opunake Town and District Committee members]
[Stamped Opunake Town Board 1882]
Accession No
ARC2018-026

Handwritten address presented to John Bryce by the Kai Iwi Yeomanry Cavalry Volunteers, 19 July 1883.

The address reads:
To the
Hon. John Bryve
Minister for Native Affairs
Dear Sir
We the undersigned members of the late Kai Iwi Troop of Volunteers Cavalry formerly under your command, in the War of 1868-9 on the West Coast of the North Island of New Zealand having seen an extract from a work professing to be a “History” of this Colony in which you are charged with having when engaged with your Troops “Dashed upon women and young children, and cut them down gleefully and with ease” assisted by Sergeant Maxwell who to our great regret fell afterwards whilst nobly fighting for his country, and that in consequence of the above act you are known amongst the Maoris by the appellation of “Kohuru or Murderer” hereby wish to give a most emphatic denial to such statements which are grossly untrue in every respect.
We are given to understand that the writer is referring to an attack upon a marauding party of the enemy then engaged in pillaging a settlers homestead at Nukumaru on the Waitotara Block and whilst within the limits of a protest of this nature it would obviously be out of place to attempt a full and explicit description of the events as they occurred at the time, we wish nevertheless to call attention to some facts which must be the strongest possible evidence of the falsity of the charges viz (first) That you were not in command of the joint party then present, (secondly) That on account of the extended position of the Troop and the nature of the ground your attention was for a time entirely directed to extricating from a perilous situation two Troopers who were dismounted (one of whom had received serious injuries) that consequently you took no part in the skirmish which ensued (Thirdly) That although most of us have been continuously resident upon the Coast where the campaign in which we took part was conducted and have had more or less friendly intercourse with the same natives, against whose outrages we were then called upon to protect our homes, we have never yet heard of any such term “Kohuru” being applied to you, nor have we ever been led to suppose that the Natives regarded you in any unfriendly light in consequence of your proceedings at that period.
And we now earnestly wish to express our sympathy with you, whilst labouring under such imputations, and to bear our tribute of respect to your public and private character and to express our confidence, derived from practical knowledge in your abilities as a leader in time of War – a time passed we hope never to return.
Most, if not all of us have had the pleasure of a long acquaintance with you, and can bear ample testimony to the humanity of your disposition even if we were not aware from actual observation of what took place at the time referred to.
We consider the publication of such unfounded charges in a work presumably designed to impart information of a reliable character to its readers as a proof of its worthlessness as a “History” and trust that if it ever succeeds in finding a place amongst the chronicles of past events it may be read with due caution as to its details.
Finally we look upon the fact of these charges being made against you as an insult to yourself to your Colleagues in the Ministry, to the late members of your Troop, to the people of the District you represent in Parliament, who have returned you to the position continuously for a period of at least twelve years, and to the Colony at large, to which you have, more especially of late years, rendered such valuable and efficient service.
With every expression of respect
we subscribe ourselves
your faithful friends
and hearty well wishers
Roland Garrett Robert Kidd
Henry L. Peake George Mitchell
G. L. Wright A. D. Cunnabell
Joseph Handley John N. Jones
George Peake James Carroll
G. W. Campbell Arthur Wickstead
John William Peake John Handley
Anthony Rowbanch Andrew Hunter
Moore Hunter A. Wright
W. H. S Nicholls Henry G. Mussen
Edwin R. Morgan George F. Baker
Edmund James Morgan Andrew Watt
Com Henry Morgan Robert Evans
Philip Mussen Joseph Dyer
Alfred Morgan G. Dyer
Anthony Nathan Joseph C. Nathan
A.S. Campbell R. W. Littlewood
William Lingard William Comlinson
L. Wright James W. Baker
George Johnston

Wanganui July 19, 1883
Accession No
ARC2018-025

Handwritten address presented to John Bryce by Mayor William Bayly (on behalf of the the inhabitants of the Provincial District of Taranaki). Recto of document dated 20 April 1883.

The address reads:
We the inhabitants of the Provincial District of Taranaki have great pleasure in congratulating you on the successful termination of your perilous journey through what is termed “the King Country” a country which for many years has been a menace and a damage to this North Island –
This district settlement which was formed forty two years ago has suffered more from native hostility than any other portion of the colony. We are therefore more deeply interested in the establishment of law and order and the progress and colonisation of this island than are the inhabitants of any other district, yet while we have been impoverished discouraged and depressed by the attitude of our Maori neighbours we have also been calumniated by many unthinking persons both in this colony and elsewhere as deserving an unsettled state of affairs in order to profit by the military expenditure which has been necessitated by this district having been made the great battle ground of New Zealand –
It is therefore especially our duty and pleasure to thank you most cordially for the successful results which you as Native Minister have achieved in – establishing the supremacy of the law thereby rendering this North Island a great field for colonisation and preparing the way for arterial roads and railways which will bind together the different parts of the island hitherto separated from one another by intervening country exclusively in the hands of a people regardless of progress and jealous of the supremacy of an alien though sympathetic race.
To your firmness and ability is due the successful occupation of Parihaka and the dispersing of the fanatical following of Te Whiti which for a time spread panic through this district and threatened the peace of the colony. –
Your firm conduct of native affairs on this and other occasions has deeply impressed the native mind with a sense of their powerlessness to resist the law and the progress of colonisation whilst the measures taken the same time for the welfare and protection of the Maoris should be sufficient to convince them that though compelled to yield to a stronger and more civilized race they will always be treated by its rulers with mercy and consideration.
The successful occupation of Parihaka which you effected has secured peace and prosperity to the West Coast and the journey through the interior which has now been made will we trust lead to results as happy and beneficial –
We are confident that in after years when the history of the struggles of this colony has been written the name of John Bryce is one which will hold an honored place among the statesmen to whose energy and labours the greatness of the nation has been largely due –
Wm Bayly [?]
Accession No
ARC2018-024

Official New Zealand Expeditionary Force card and photograph of the grave of Sergeant A.J. Cosbrook, Grevillers British Cemetary in France.
Accession No
ARC2017-223

Field Service Pocket Book, 1914. Belonging to [M. B.?] Bolton.
Accession No
ARC2017-109

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

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

Name/Title
Handwritten reminiscences of Anna Levendig, titled 'Memories of the 2nd W.W.'. Levendig writes of her experiences as a teenager and young nurse in the Netherlands during World War Two. Levendig moved to England shortly after the war, and later immigrated to New Zealand. She died in New Plymouth in 2010.
Accession No
ARC2016-057

Name/Title
A collection of postcards presumably collected by Blanche Halcombe when she worked and travelled in Europe before and during WWI. Halcombe used the cards as a sort of diary, making references and historical notes relating to the places and monuments she visited.
Accession No
ARC2016-041

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.
Accession No
ARC2016-040
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