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Two (from a set of seven) architectural plans for a dining block and maids quarters at New Plymouth Boys High School. Scale: 1/8 inch to 1 foot. Thomas Bates, 30 November 1938.
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ARC2017-323

Architectural plans for a business premises on Devon Street in New Plymouth. Created by architect Thomas Bates for the Taranaki Amusements Limited in June 1937.
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ARC2014-034

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

Architectural plan for the alterations and additions to the Y.M.C.A and Y.W.C.A building located on Powderham Street in New Plymouth. Created by architect Thomas Bates in 1934.
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ARC2014-011

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

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 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

Original plans for the construction of the New Plymouth Opera House by Thomas Bates, circa 1924.
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ARC2011-137

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

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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

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

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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
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ARC2011-037

Name/Title
Sound recording. Mervyn Thayer talks about his early life in Opunake and Whanganui, his apprenticeship as a watchmaker, his time working at Butcher's Jewellers in Stratford, looking after the Stratford town clock and working as a movie projectionist.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 5 February 2003
Accession No
ARC2011-025

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Sound recording. Roland Kennedy talks about his family farm in Tahora, his family heritage and his interest in bird breeding.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 6 March 2003
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ARC2011-021

Name/Title
Sound recording. Colin Trowbridge talks about his career in the agriculture industry as a herd tester (beging in Dorchester, England), his immigration to New Zealand, conducting home stock kills, deer stalking and owning his own farm.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 10 May 2000
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ARC2011-018

Sound recording. Eric Haybittle talks about travelling on the ferry over the Cook Strait (from Wellington to Blenheim), his step-father and farming in rural Eltham.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 4 August 1986
Accession No
ARC2011-014

Name/Title
Sound recording. June Thomson talks about meeting her husband David Thomson in the Middle East during World War II and her life as a farmers wife on the Bird Road, Stratford.
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Date: 11 September 2001
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ARC2011-013
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