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Poster. 'Henry Brown & Co. Ltd: A Century of Service to the Community'. Depicts aerial photograph of Factory.
Accession No
A59.676

Plan showing additions to the Te Henui Vicarage (stone portion still remaining), Courtenay Street, New Plymouth. Showing the site, front elevation, plan and section of chimneys.
Accession No
A65.917

The forerunner of the Cardiff Dairy Company was the Cardiff Co-operative Butter Packing Factory, formed in 1888.
The Cardiff Dairy Company was formed in 1891 and merged with Stratford, Eltham and Normanby Dairy Companies to become the Taranaki Cooperative Dairy Company (1965).
The records include a complete run of minutes from 1890 - 1935, register of members 1891 - 1897 and the share register 1891 - 1935.
Accession No
ARC2001-190

Formed in 1895, the Mangorei Dairy Company produced butter. In 1910, the company took over Hurworth Dairy Company and installed a skim milk plant. Amalgamation with the Rotokare Dairy Company took place in 1938 and the company continued operating until 1964 when it amalgamated with Moa Farmers Co.
Contains the published director's reports and balance sheets for the years 1939-1964.
Accession No
ARC2001-193

Formed in 1895, the Mangorei Dairy Company produced butter. In 1910, the company took over Hurworth Dairy Company and installed a skim milk plant. Amalgamation with the Rotokare Dairy Company took place in 1938 and the company continued operating until 1964 when it amalgamated with Moa Farmers Co.
Contains articles of association and annual reports and balance sheets for the Mangorei Dairy Company.
Accession No
ARC2001-197

The Clere family arrived in Taranaki in 1877 on board the ship 'Furniture trained as an architect in England prior to coming to New Zealand and after initially settling in Wellington, Frederick came to Taranaki in the early 1880s living for a while in New Plymouth, Hawera and Patea. By 1883 he was in Wanganui and then later returned to Wellington where he lived until his death in 1952
With research assistance from Susan MacLean of Wanganui, David Luke has written this essay about the life of his maternal grandfather Frederick de Jersey Clere. As Clere was an architect, it focuses on houses he occupied and/or owned and includes photos of houses still standing in the early 1990s.
Accession No
ARC2001-211

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.
Accession No
ARC2001-216

The New Zealand Insurance Company Ltd's New Plymouth building was designed by Thomas Bates in 1920 and situated in Devon Street East, located on the lower part of the south side of the 'Devon St hill' not far from the corner of Devon and Currie Streets. It was demolished in the 1970s or 1980s.
The folder contains a copy of the building specifications, a photocopy of photographs of the Devon Street frontage (possibly in the image collection), a covering letter from Bruce Henderson Keith Scott & Partners Oct 30 1980s a plan of the building copied by Bruce Henderson Keith Scott and Partners from the original drawing by Thomas Bates.
Accession No
ARC2001-220

A typescript copy of a brief history of the Moa Dairy company, author unknown.
Accession No
ARC2001-227

Established in 1904, the Makahu Co-operative dairy Company produced butter until 1915 when it converted to cheese production. It went into voluntary liquidation in the early 30s and suppliers transfered to the Stratford Farmers Co-op Dairy Co.
The collection comprises two minute books for May 1912 - July 1928 and for September 1928 - April 1933, as well as a share register for 1903-1924.
Accession No
ARC2001-303

The Fire and Accident Underwriters of NZ were affiliated to the Fire Underwriters Association of NZ.
The records consist of plans and diagrams depicting buildings and structures in the central business districts of New Plymouth, Hawera, Inglewood, Waitara, Stratford and Eltham. Also included are block plans showing various freezing works in Taranaki etc.
The plans were used for insurance purposes and show the footprint of each building, often naming the business or firm.
Accession No
ARC2001-383

Established in 1917, the Tuna Co-operative Dairy Company amalgamated with the Midhirst Co-operative Dairy Company in August 1928.
The papers consist of a share register for September to December 1917 and a minute book for August 1917 to August 1928.
Accession No
ARC2001-387

Name/Title
Alexander Cassie was raised on a farm in the Okato district, Taranaki. In 1911, at the age of eleven, he broke his leg and was confined to bed for approximately three months. During this time he kept a detailed journal and received letters from school friends.
On retiring from farming, Alexander Cassie rediscovered his diary and the letters and combined them to form an account of those three months. It is based on daily trivialities, boyish pranks and reminiscences as told to him by veterans of the land wars regarding the Battle of Waireka, and the Parihaka incident and the Stony River Hotel.
Accession No
ARC2001-406

Name/Title
Thomas Ibbotson arrived in New Plymouth on the ship Amelia Thompson aged 22 years. He set up business as a draper and owned and leased land on the corner of Brougham Street and Devon Street, Town Section no. 648 and at Bell Block.
He married Amelia Leadman and had 7 children. He died in 1861 aged 42 years.
Papers dealing with the conveyance of properties in the ownership and leasehold of Thomas Ibbotson, both in Halifax, England and the New Plymouth Town Section no. 648, being the land on the corner of Brougham and Devon streets, New Plymouth.
Accession No
ARC2001-407

The Taranaki Provincial Council was established in 1852 to provide the Taranaki area with local governance. The Council consisted of a superintendent and seven council members.
Charged with overseeing the building and organization of public amenities including a roading system, the Provincial Government found itself embroiled in the conflict between Maori and European Settlers.
The Provincial Government was abolished in 1876.
National Archives, Wellington, holds extensive records of the Taranaki Provincial Council.
The collection consists of inward and outward correspondence concerning evacuation of settlers from Taranaki to Nelson during 1860-63 Land War and ration lists for the same, includes some correspondence relating to the Militia. Also includes official papers relating to Taranaki roads and roading requirements and official papers relating to Taranaki hotels (1852-1877), including notices of application, licensing recognizances, petitions, reports of conditions of licensing district hotels, agreement of transfers and a list of hotel licences and licensees.
Accession No
ARC2001-430

Thomas Bates was born in Australia in 1873. He trained as a draughtsman before leaving for England and USA where he worked as an architect. In 1908, he came to New Zealand, settling first in Auckland and later New Plymouth. He designed many of the prominent commercial buildings in the town and residential building ranged from bungalows to distinctive two story homes. In 1954, aged 80 years, Thomas Bates died in a plane crash in Singapore.
A copy of an essay researched and written by Robyn Burgess. It gives brief biographical information, describes buildings designed by Bates and discusses his style of architecture and materials used. The collection consists of first and final draft of the essay. Essay published 26 August 1988.
Accession No
ARC2001-468

An in house collection of information and photographs illustrating Thomas Bates contribution to architecture in Taranaki. Included are photocopies of plans, photographs, clippings etc.
Also included is a collection of 16 photographs of New Plymouth houses and business premises designed by Bates taken ca.1990.
Accession No
ARC2001-469

In 1916, the Te Popo Co-operative Dairy Co was formed and purchased the existing Te Popo Creamery from the Midhurst Dairy Company. The company operated for approximately 16 years and amalgamated with the Midhurst Dairy Company in 1931.
The papers comprise a minute book and a share register, both covering the full period of the Company's existence. 1916 - 1937
Accession No
ARC2001-472

The Tututawa Co-operative Dairy Company began in August 1913 after acquiring the area from the Puniwhakau Co-operative Dairy Company. The company was liquidated in 1926.
The minute book covers the full period of its operations 1913-1926.
Accession No
ARC2001-473

Name/Title
The stores account book noting goods and services provided to individual people in the Mokau district for the period 1941 - 42. During this time, Mr H W Sampson was proprietor.
Accession No
ARC2001-486

A collection letters relating to the Bank of New Zealand, Waitara branch which was demolished in 1964.
Accession No
ARC2001-534

Name/Title
Attributed to H. D.Mullon, this paper outlines the history of Richmond Cottage and sets out to disprove the story that Richmond Cottage was used as the first Bank of New Zealand (BNZ).
Accession No
ARC2001-95

Name/Title
A collection of papers related to the siting of a tavern on Mangorei Road, Merrilands, New Plymouth. It details the opposition to the building of a tavern, the written submissions, objections and various correspondence between interested parties, 1968-1991.
Accession No
ARC2002-1002

Name/Title
The Egmont Box Company was formed by a number of Taranaki Co-operative Dairy Companies in 1906, for the purpose of manufacturing, marketing and distributing butter boxes and cheese crates to the shareholding companies. The company was wound up in 1966.
Booklet. An historical review of the Egmont Box Company. Published at the winding up of the company in 1966.
Accession No
ARC2002-1037

Name/Title
An illuminated address to Edwin Antrobus of Manaia; presented in recognition of eight years service to the local (Manaia) dairy industry 28th Dec 1894. Signed by 14 local residents. Edwin Antrobus was the Dairy Factory manager at the Manaia Dairy Factory from 1886 to 1894.
The artwork was created by Arthur Norman Lawrence Benporath, accountant of Manaia and shows a view of Mt Taranaki, a ship at sea and elaborate borders.
Accession No
ARC2002-109
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