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Leather bound diary that once belonged to George Maxwell, settler, farmer, and member of the militia during the Taranaki Wars. Diary is more like a ledger book with vertical lines in the inside pages. Metal clasps on the front and back covers.
A copy of his diary sixteen years after migrating to New Zealand and gives a day-to-day account of life. There are additional notes regarding family history, which were compiled by David Harrop, New Plymouth for the Valantine- Maxwell Reunion in Dunedin 1988.
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Hal Goodacre was active in local community affairs. He established the Egmont Boot and Shoe Company, was chairman of the '1904/5 Exhibition Committee and a supporter of the development of Pukekura Park. He died in the 1917 flu epidemic. Hal's wife Annie continued to live in the house until 1921 when she moved to Wanganui.
Researched and written by Des McMahon, the essay follows the history of the Goodacre family and their property called 'Whareora' postal address 151 Tukapo Street (later Tukapa Street), residential address is 149A Tukapa. It documents alterations and additions to the house and includes photographs, plans of the area, land titles etc. Also included are transcripts of interviews with Eric Laird, grandson of Hal Goodacre.
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Poster. 'Govett Brewster Art Gallery: Bug House Committee'. Depicts photograph of Regent Theatre.
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