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A collection of media articles and some ephemera for Taranaki artists, collected by Alison Robinson. Collection is indexed alphabetically by surname of the artist.
Accession No
ARC2013-1420

Two plans for a factory building for Messrs Fashions Ltd, Buller Street, New Plymouth. Plans created by Duffill, Laurenson & Townsend and Graeme Laurenson & Associates, circa 1950.
Accession No
ARC2013-1206

Proposed architectural plan for the combined butter and cheese factory at Kaupokonui Cooperative Dairy Factory. The plan was designed by architecture firm Rough & Duffill in 1911 after a portion of the Kaupokonui factory was destroyed by fire in 1910.
Accession No
ARC2011-085

Sound recording. Colin Methven Smith talks about his father’s experience in WWI, growing up in Opunake through the depression, being educated at Ardmore Teacher's College and working as a teacher in rural areas including Waitaanga, Whareorino and Ahititi.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 22 July 2003
Accession No
ARC2011-069

Name/Title
Sound recording. Doug Tempero talks about his heritage, his father’s experience in WWI, his father’s life post-war, his childhood and adult life in Midhirst, Grouse Taylor, being a member of the Federated Farmers Committee and the Stratford County Council.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 8 January 2004
Accession No
ARC2011-067

Name/Title
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
Accession No
ARC2011-066

Name/Title
Sound recording. Recorded in two parts, the first with Alison Robinson interviewing and the second with Joe speaking on his own accord. Part one, Joe talks about his childhood in Opunake, life during wartime, moving to Wellington to work on the Inter-Island Ferry, working as a deck boy on a cargo ship to London and his career building boats. Part two, Joe talks about boat building, competing in solo boat races and his experience sailing around the world.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 15 July 2002
Accession No
ARC2011-065

Name/Title
Sound recording. Bruce Wells talks about his childhood, his experience in Napier during the 1931 earthquake, moving to Waverley to work on a farm, farming in Urenui, fighting in Italy for the RNZA during WWII and obtaining a farm in Huinga under the rehabilitation settlements scheme.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 22 September 1994
Accession No
ARC2011-063

Name/Title
Sound recording. Jim Taylor talks about growing up in Upper Hutt, moving to Taranaki to work as a dairy farmer, sharemilking, pig farming, owning his own farm, selling up the farm to buy a bookshop and working for the Farmers Co-op.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 27 September 2003
Accession No
ARC2011-062

Name/Title
Sound recording. Mick Herbert talks about working as a dairy and sheep farmer, managing a farm in Kohuratahi and working on the railway in Tangarakau.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 12 March 1994
Accession No
ARC2011-060

Name/Title
Sound recording. Claude Hartley talks about growing up on a farm in Auroa, his deafness as a child, his difficult relationship with his father, leaving home at 13 and beginning a job milking cows, going into partnership with his brother farming and finally buying his own farm.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 2 July 1998
Accession No
ARC2011-059

Name/Title
Sound recording. Lindsay Drinkwater talks about his grandfather, when his parents converted to the church, his childhood stammer, his conversion to the church of the Salvation Army, travelling to Papua New Guinea to work as a missionary for two decades with his wife Fay, working as the principal of the Brugam Bible College and working towards his Licentiate of Theology.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 18 April 2011
Accession No
ARC2011-058

Name/Title
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
Accession No
ARC2011-056

Sound recording. Jimmy Williamson talks about his life in Scotland and his family's immigration to New Zealand when Jimmy was 13 years old, working in Kaponga proving firewood to dairy companies, marrying his wife Evelyn Alice Warren, and starting his career as a stock agent.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 20 October 2003
Accession No
ARC2011-054

Sound recording. Anna Butler talk about her own and her husband - Len Butler's Swiss family history, her family farm and growing up in Kaponga, their Mangatoki family farm, her life with husband Len and their children. Recorded on two separate occasions.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: Part one and two 11 July 2002; Part three 17 February 2003
Accession No
ARC2011-051

Name/Title
Sound recording. Jean King talks about her father Maurice King and his life in Tarata.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 11 December 1996
Accession No
ARC2011-047

Name/Title
Sound recording. Jim Frandsen talks about his Danish heritage, growing up in Christchurch, moving to Kaponga for work as a builder, working at the Hawera County Council and farming in Kaponga.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 17 February 2004
Accession No
ARC2011-046

Name/Title
Sound recording. Alan McPherson talks about his life in Stratford and his friendship with Ernie Matthews from Moeawatea.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 6 May 2004
Accession No
ARC2011-045

Name/Title
Sound recording. Fred Cook talks about his hobby - competitive motorcycle racing.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 30 April 2002
Accession No
ARC2011-044

Name/Title
Sound recording. Keith and Betty Rowe talk about Keith’s work driving heavy machinery and trucks, working at Somerton's Bakery in Stratford, their mail run in Pukengahu, Mangamingi, Maata, Rawhitiroa and Omoana and their school bus run in Mangamingi.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 22 September 2003
Accession No
ARC2011-043

Name/Title
Sound recording. Henry Turner talks about growing up in Eltham, working as a mechanic and his hobby - music.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date 24 May 2002
Accession No
ARC2011-042

Name/Title
Sound recording. Fred Crafar talks about his early life growing up in Fordell (south of Whanganui), the death of his mother and father (Fred aged 8), his time at St Joseph's Catholic Orphanage in Upper Hutt, living with foster parents in Manakau (between Otaki and Levin), and working as a sailor.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 19 June 2003
Accession No
ARC2011-038

Name/Title
Sound recording. Murray Young talks about his career as a herd tester in the Taranaki and King Country regions.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 25 July 2003
Accession No
ARC2011-037

Name/Title
Sound recording. Audrey de Jong talks about meeting her husband, Hendrick de Jong (Henk), in the Eltham Veterinary Group, Henk's background, her relationship with Henk, their work at the Wallaceville Research Centre in Upper Hutt, a trip to Holland and their life in Eltham.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 29 May 2002
Accession No
ARC2011-030

Name/Title
Sound recording. Percy Bevan talks about his childhood in Purangi, his time working for Roebuck Construction Company in New Plymouth, working for the Ministry of Works as a surface man for State Highway 43, the loss of his first wife and his remarriage.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 6 January 2004
Accession No
ARC2011-028
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