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Ink and watercolour relief map of river and terraces with some houses along Mangorei Road. Section of Carrington's map of New Plymouth showing the Waiwakaiho River from the Devon Street crossing to about Karaka Street, New Plymouth. Handwritten in black ink lower right corner: " Part of the Waiwakaiho River / New Plymouth / New Zealand / by F.A. Carrington / 1843."
Accession No
A81.511

Ink, watercolour and pencil relief map of Brooklands and surrounding area. Part of F.A. Carrington's map entitled "Plan of the Town and Part of the Settlement of New Plymouth". Shows Brooklands - property of Capt. King with their house and that of adjourning owner Aubrey with access from Eliot Street, streams, ponds and swamps in blue, cultivated garden in sepia with surrounding fence. Surveyed street/roads grid overlaid on relief map. Handwritten in black ink lower left corner: "Brooklands / New Plymouth, New Zealand / by F.A. Carrington 1842". Also "West No 2 (of 5)" handwritten in pencil upper right. Also a multiplication sum 25 / 18 / 200 / 25 " handwritten in ink upper middle edge.
Accession No
A93.825

Relief map showing Henui River and surrounding tributaries in present Awanui(?) - Cumberland Street area of the city. Depicts blue meandering river crossing vertically - middle left with numerous thin blue tributaries. River surrounded by vegetation - represented in black ink. Handwritten lower right corner in black ink: "Part of the River Enui / New Plymouth / New Zealand / by F.A. Carrington / 1843."
Accession No
A93.826

Detailed map of lower Henui with Purakau Pa and the houses of Weekstown (Strandon) from the coast to Devon Street. Hand written in ink lower left: "Part of the Coast & River Enui / New Plymouth / New Zealand / by F.A. Carrington / 1843" and "Henui R" handwritten in pencil on river estuary.
Original topographical map of lower beaches and northward beach extension of Henui River with earthworks of Purakau Pa (now Baring Terrace). Part of map published as "Plan of Town and Part of the Settlement of New Plymouth, New Zealand/Selected, Surveyed and Delineated by F.A. Carrington".
Accession No
A93.828

Ink map of relief of part of New Plymouth with surveyed streets/roads and part a stream. Possibly a branch of tributory of Huatoki - south end of Cutfield Road west of "Victoria Park" on the "Plan of the Town and Part of the Settlement of New Plymouth New Zealand" by Fred A. Carrington. North is on the right. Handwritten in black ink top left corner: "E19.193".
Accession No
A93.829

Ink and watercolour relief map of lower section of Waiwakaiho River from Clemow Road to the sea. Now Peringa Park, Lake Rotomaru etc. Handwritten in black ink lower left corner: "Part of the coast and River Waiwakaiho / New Plymouth / New Zealand / by F.A. Carrington 1843." Also written is "Waiwakaiho R" handwritten in pencil upper right centre (on lower river) and "Coast" handwritten in pencil upper left. Also faint pencil inscription - probably replicating that of lower left - in upper right corner.
Accession No
A93.830

Ink and watercolour relief map showing surveyed streets, Mangaotuku stream and Kawaroa coastline. Rungapiko pa on the Mangaotuku stream (Young Street). Area between coast and Wallace Place/Dawson - Cutfield Road. Handwritten in black ink lower left corner "Part of Town / New Plymouth / New Zealand / by F.A. carrington / 1843." Also handwritten in pencil lower left above title: "Scale 6 chs to 1 inch".
Accession No
A93.831

Ink and watercolour relief map showing stream and contours with pencilled(?) streets. Handwritten in pencil below river on left hand side edge: "MANGOATUKU".
Accession No
A93.832

Ink and watercolour map of swamp in tributary of Waimea Stream - Ferndale area with some fragmentary surrounding contours in pencil. Also shows Pahakaka pa sketched in pencil (on corner of Waimea / Frankley St). Surveyed roads in pencil and most of area crosshatched with pencil.
Accession No
A93.833

Ink and wash relief map of the Te Henui River and some districts to the east as far as Mangorei Road. Devon Street in the north, south to about the edge of Awanui Cemetary. Includes a tributary of the Henui now about the line of railway at Strandon/Waiwaka Terrace. Handwritten in black ink lower left: "Enui River / New Plymouth / New Zealand / by F.A. Carrington 1843". Also handwritten in pencil top left corner "3" within a circle.
Accession No
A93.834

Ink and watercolour relief map showing streams and contours. Also with surveyed streets and roads superimposed. Nine pa sites shown including Pukeori, Oronga, Whakawhitiwhiti, Okoare, Pahakaka, Maripu, Pukiekie, Pukaka and Rungapiko. The coast and inland to devon Street from Cutfield Road west is not depicted. Handwritten in pencil upper left and centre: "New Plymouth, New Zealand / by F.A. Carrington 1843 / Scale 20 chains to an inch." Also handwritten in black ink at lower left hand side edge is the following fragmented text: " New Zealand / ...rington / ... 3".
Accession No
A93.835

Name/Title
Alison Robinson has produced several local histories including: The Ngaere Story (1982), Central Taranaki Methodists (1991), Women and Children (1993), Stratford Hospital Memories (2001) and was also a co writer of Merle Crawford's autobiography titled Out of My System (1996). All publications are based on oral history interviews recorded by Alison Robinson.
The greater collection consists of copies of interviews (recorded on audio cassettes) and related papers, as well as other research papers.
For easy of access, all papers relating to this collection have been kept together, and the audio cassettes have been entered as 'parts of the collection" each having their own individual unique identifying number.
Indexing - Names - The names added to the names list are for written interviews only. All recorded interviews have been catalogued as individual items.
Accession No
ARC2002-374

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Helen Jenkins of Finnerty Road, 1991. Helen talks of arriving in Finnerty Road about 1935, of an April Fool's Day prank, Finnerty Road School daffodils, etc
Part of a collection of interviews recording the history of the Finnerty Road / Lowgarth districts. An edited transcript is available
Accession No
ARC2002-391

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Alf Towers 25 February 1993. Alf talks of his involvement with the Salvation Army, playing in the Salvation Army Band, Envoy Buick and other personalities.
Part of a collection of interviews looking at the history of Salvation Army and the Eltham Boys' Home
Edited transcript is available
Accession No
ARC2002-395

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Owen Henry of Matapu. Owen talks about the Presbyterian Church, the Eltham - Kaponga Co-operating Parish, and the church and the parish of Knox Church, Eltham. Part of a collection of interviews looking into the history of the Eltham Co-operating Parish. An edited transcription is available. No abstract has been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-409

Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Henry and Margaret Turner and George and Margaret Bugham. The recording opens with Margaret talking about her family history, in particular her grandfather Edward (Ned) Wright of Midhirst. George, Henry and Margaret join the conversation with information on various local identites and the Eltham Methodist Church.
Poor sound quality.
A collection of interviews looking at the history of the Eltham Co-operating Parish
A transcript has been made by Alison Robinson.
Date of interview: 4 September 1989
Accession No
ARC2002-411

Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Mrs Hetty Cathie and Angus and Janet of Matapu 18th January 1990. They reminise about the family, childhood memories and their involvement with the Eltham Co-operating Parish.
Part of a collection of interviews re Eltham Co-operating Parish
A edited transcript has been made. No abstract available
Accession No
ARC2002-413

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Enid Hamlin 23rd January 1990 about her memories of the Eltham Church (Methodist). Enid was the first woman Circuit Steward and a lay minister. She talks of taking are children to church, mentioning many people including Rev John Churchill and the Rev Harkness and other ministers. She mentions the "Deeper Life Movement" describing the opposition in some quarters of the parish. She talks of healing services and other personal experiences
Part of a collection of interviews in which Alison talks with people about the Eltham Co-operating Parish
Edited transcript is availabel. No abstract has been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-415

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with the Reverend Rob Ferguson about his involvement with the Eltham / Kaponga Co-operating Parish. He talks of Presbyertian and Methodist churches, local identities, the Parish Council, changing trends in worship, church music and ritual. He also briefly mentions taking part in an anti Springbok tour.
Part of a collection of interviews recording the history of the Eltham Co-operating Parish. An edited transcript is available.
Accession No
ARC2002-423

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Reverend Doug and Jan Earp on the 22nd February 1990. Doug talks of his ministry in the Eltham Co-operating Parish. He was the second minister in the co-operating parish and he talks of interdenominational worship, the church in Kaponga and Manaia, Life in the Spirit Seminars and other evangelical work. Jan joins the conversation. They talk of various people within the parish and the chruch work done. Doug talks of the ritual of baptism, church music, family groups and the Parish Council
Part of a collection of interviews recording the history of the Eltham Co-operating Parish. An edited transcript is available. No abstract has been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-424

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Ursula Symmans in early March 1990. Mrs Symmans died a few days later (16.April 1990). Originally from Christchurch, she talks of marrying Alf Symmans and coming to live on Finnerty Road. As a music teacher, she was active with choirs in the district and in particular, with the choirs before the 1913 union of Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists.
Part of a collection of interviews recording the history of the Eltham Co-operating Parish. An edited transcript is available. No abstract has been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-428

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Agnes Lash (nee Lamason) on the 23 October 1987. Agnes talks of changing trends within the church and congregation. There is an intermittent tapping noise throughout the recording.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodists collection. An edited transcript of the recording has been made
Accession No
ARC2002-431

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Ern Frank (formerly of Huiakama). Recorded in New Plymouth 4th April 1989. Ernie tells of his Wesleyan connections and recalls living at Huiakama (between Strathmore and Te Wera), in particular memories of church involvement. Mentions the Douglas Boarding House.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project
An edited transcript is available. No abstract has been made
Accession No
ARC2002-449

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Noeline Butcher (nee Little) in Stratford on 3rd July 1989. Noeline talks of her Methodist ancestors who lived in Eltham. Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project. No abstract or transcript has been made, but notes are available.
Accession No
ARC2002-450

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson interviews Don McDowall, 13th August 1989. Don speaks of his experiences as a Christian pacifist during WWII. He describes his teenage years and how he became involved with the Methodist Bible Class while at Wharehuia where he confirmed his pacifist beliefs. He talks of being imprisoned during the war and the different denominations among the detainees and how this effected his faith. After the war, he returned to Stratford finding a home in the Stratford Methodist church and the Men's Fellowship Group.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project. An edited transcript is available. No abstract has been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-451
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