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Sketch plan for the New Plymouth Cenotaph. Unknown maker and undated.
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ARC2014-137

Architectural plan for a residence in Fitzroy. Created by architect Frank Messenger for Mr. Western in January 1909.
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ARC2014-030

Architectural plan for a bungalow on Fillis Street in New Plymouth. Created by architect Frank Messenger for C. Denny-Brown in February 1913.
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ARC2014-029

Architectural plan for two cottages. Created by architect Frank Messenger for the New Plymouth Borough Council. Undated.
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ARC2014-028

Architectural plans for the Taranaki Jockey Club created by architect Frank Messenger in 1909, 1912 and 1913.
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ARC2014-021

Architectural plans for a premises on Egmont Street for E. Griffiths and Company. Drawn by architect Frank Messenger, September 1906
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ARC2013-1573

Architectural plan of proposed residence for Mrs W.J. Shaw, located on 111 Gover Street, New Plymouth. Plan shows ground and drainage plan, foundation plan, first floor plan, elevations, cross section and staircase details. Drawn by architect Frank Messenger, June 1905.
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ARC2013-1564

Architectural plan of the East End Fire Station to be shifted to Fitzroy. Plans show the original and altered floor plans and cross sections. Drawn by architect Frank Messenger. Undated.
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ARC2013-1554

Architectural plan for the proposed dining room addition at the New Plymouth Boys High School. Plan shows elevations, cross sections and ceiling plan. Drawn by architect Frank Messenger, December 1911.
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ARC2013-1553

Plans for the proposed Central Fire Station located on Liardet Street New Plymouth. Drawn for the New Plymouth Fire Board by architect Frank Messenger, April 1914.
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ARC2013-1552

Architectural drawing for the Kawaroa Band Rotunda, signed by architect Frank Messenger, April 1903. Shows front elevation and ground plan.
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ARC2013-1533

Architectural plan for additions to commercial premises Morey & Moore's building, King Street New Plymouth. Drawn by Frank Messenger, July 1905.
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ARC2013-1531

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.
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ARC2013-1206

Plan and contract for proposed additions to the Omata Halll, designed by Frank Messenger, undated.
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ARC2013-060

Plan and specifications for fittings for a new shop at Waitara for Mr. W.P. Snell, designed by Frank Messenger, May 1911.
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ARC2013-059

Plan and specifications for additions to the ladies room in the grand stand for the Taranaki Jockey Club, designed by Frank Messenger, October 1915.
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ARC2013-058

Official programme for the opening of the refurbished TSB Showplace, New Plymouth 6 February 1999.
In 1997 the New Plymouth Opera House Trust, wo were struggling to sustain the venue as well as produce high quality shows, handed management of the theatre to the New Plymouth District Council (NPDC). With support from the NPDC and TSB Bank a refurbished and expanded theatre complex re-opened on 6 February 1999 with the addition of a new smaller black box theatre known as the Theatre Royal and function room (The Alexandra Room).
Now the TSB Showplace is a category A heritage building which continues to host numerous events from theatrical productions to weddings, conferences and expo’s and has become an iconic landmark within the Taranaki district known both locally and internationally.
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ARC2011-116

Architectural plan by Frank Messenger for the second story addition to the New Plymouth Hospital nurses home, 1908.
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ARC2011-086

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.
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ARC2011-085

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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
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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
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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
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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
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ARC2011-059

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
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ARC2011-056

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
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ARC2011-051
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