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Dr George Home served with the Wellington Battalion during the World War I.
One copy of Virginibus Pueisque and other papers by Robert Loius Stevenson, Chatto and Windus, London 1918. This publication bears the stamp NZ Hospital No 3, Codford, 25th Dec 1918 and has been inscribed 'Officer Commanding to Matron. Submitted herewith per Christmas Tree for your consideration please, George Home Lt Col."
Also a collection consisting of photocopies documents illustrating Home's military history supplied by the New Zealand Defence Force and extracts describing his military service taken from The New Zealand Medical Service in the Great War, 1914-1918 based on official documents. By A. D. Carbery. Auckland, Whitcombe & Tombs, 1924.
Accession No
ARC2001-168

Name/Title
Born in New Plymouth, Jean Sandel was educated at New Plymouth Girls' High School, being Dux in both 1932 and 1933. She went on to take up medicine and qualified as a surgeon, returning to Taranaki in 1950 where she was later appointed Director of Surgery at New Plymouth Hospital. Jean died in 1974, leaving a large portion of her estate to the Presbyterian Social Service Association.
The papers include her last will and testament, lists of assets and liabilities and other papers relating to her estate and miscellaneous papers as described in the inventory.
Accession No
ARC2001-232

Name/Title
A collection of family letters and photographs, includes letters written in Gallipoli from Dr George Home to his mother, letters to and from his fiance (and later wife) Lily and daughter Jessie. Dr Home’s certificates and citations. Copies of newspaper articles written by or about George Home.
Accession No
ARC2002-1030

Name/Title
Peter Wilson was born in Dunbar, Scotland in 1791. After a private education, he attended Edinburgh University where he studied medicine.
In 1841, Wilson emigrated to New Zealand in the 'Slains Castle', took up land in Wanganui before moved to New Plymouth in 1847, where he replaced McShane as Colonial Surgeon in 1848.
A form letter dated June 3rd 1815, from the Army Medical Board to Mr Peter Wilson, Hospital Assistant appointing him to a position on the staff of York Hospital, Chelsea.
Accession No
ARC2002-192

Name/Title
Daughter of Jerssey and Arnold George, Doris Bensel L.R.S.M. was a pianist, organist and music teacher in New Plymouth, and a member of the George Brothers' Orchestra, employed in the Theatre Royal.
In 1972 Mrs Bensel helped form a Young Musical Performers Club to provide an opportunity to perform before a live audience. Her studio at was located at 18 Massey Street. She died in 1991.
Rupert George, elder brother of Doris was also a musician and player of many stringed instruments including the balalaika. He taught violin and piano accordian.
A collection of manuscripts, newspaper clippings and reminiscences relating to early life in Taranaki and includes notes on musical events, nursing in New Plymouth and a history of fires and fire-fighting in New Plymouth.
Accession No
ARC2002-387

Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Dr Carey Smith of 92 Hathaway Street, Stratford, 18th January 1999. He talks of his involvement in Stratford Hospital as Surgeon Superintendent, 1956 and 1982. Born in the UK, he talks of arriving in Stratford, developing laboratory and x-ray departments, increased surgical services, hospital amalgamation etc.
On side 2, Mrs Smith speaks - no abstract or transcript is available.
Recorded as part of Alison's research into her publication Stratford Hospital Memories. No abstract has been made. An edited transcript is available of Dr Carey Smith's interview.
Accession No
ARC2002-475

Name/Title
A speech given at a Methodist Church luncheon by Dr Ross Gordon, 117 Brecon Road, Stratford in 16th April 1998. Ross begins the interview with information about his parents Drs Doris and Bill Gordon describing the demands during the 1918 influenza epidemic and operating a general medical practice (includes a description of treating a prize Clydsdale horse). On qualifying as a GP in 1946, Ross returned to Stratford and he continues his story with personal reminiscences of the amulance service, various operations etc.
Recorded as part of Alison's research into her publication Stratford Hospital Memories. No abstract has been made. An edited transcript is available.
Accession No
ARC2002-477

Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Drs Graham and Barbara Gordon at 16 Lysander Street, Stratford 12th February 1999. Graham begins with a statement on his mother's (Doris Gordon) preference for private medical practice rather than the public service mentioning her private hospital 'Marire'. He gives the background as to Carey Smith coming to Stratford and his own work as a part-time visiting surgeon, Christmas celebrations, hospital amalgamation, staff changes, hospital closure etc.
On the second side, Alison talks with Dr Barbara Gordon, daughter of Dr William Sowby and wife of Graham. She talks of her fathers work at Stratford Hospital. Recorded as part of Alison's research into her publication Stratford Hospital Memories.
No abstract has been made. An edited transcript is available
Accession No
ARC2002-478

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Dr Bryce Glennie of Stratford on 8th September 2000. Bryce Glennie, an anaesthetist paediatrician and General practitioner describes coming to Stratford in 1956. Talks of changing trends
Recorded as part of Alison's research into her publication Stratford Hospital Memories (interview No 42)
No abstract has been made. An edited transcript is available.
Accession No
ARC2002-485

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Dr Brian Fisher, 21 Holye Place, New Plymouth on 3rd November 2000 about his work with the Stratford Hospital. He was a General Medical Practioner and associated with anaesthetics, obstetrics, and helicopter rescues. 1965 - 1987. Brian arrived in Stratford 1965 direct from Zambia and he talks of his medical experience including rescue work with Alan Beck and Jock Simpson relating several incidents.
Recorded as part of Alison's research into her publication Stratford Hospital Memories (Interview No 76). No abstract has been made. An edited transcript is available.
Accession No
ARC2002-496

Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Dr Marion Carey - Smith, 15 Lysander Street, Stratford on 28th October 1998.
Dr Carey-Smith was a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Stratford Hospital between 1974 and 1997. She talks of services provided Avon and Stratford, changes in medical procedures such as ceasarean section, rooming in etc.
Recorded as part of Alison's research into her publication Stratford Hospital Memories (Interview No 72)
No abstract has been made. An edited transcript is available
Accession No
ARC2002-502

Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Dr Keith Carey-Smith, 15 Lysander Street, Stratford on 20th October 1999. Keith was the anaesthetist, A & D Medical Officer and Core Health Group Member associated with the Stratford Hospital 1974 - 1999. He talks of his training, general practice in Stratford, surgical procedures, his work with the Alcohol and Drug Service, management of patient records etc.
Recorded as part of Alison's research into her publication Stratford Hospital Memories (Interview No 78)
No abstract has been made. An edited transcript is available
Accession No
ARC2002-503

Name/Title
Jane Rowe arrived in New Zealand with her husband Henry, in January 1843, on board the Essex. They lived for about three years in the settlement before returning to England. In 1859, they came once more to New Zealand and lived in Bell Block.
The papers consist of letters written by Jane Rowe to her father-in-law, Capt Rowe; papers relating to Dr T. E. Rawson and a copy of a memo from Halse to Mrs Kyngdon regarding finance.
Accession No
ARC2002-523

Name/Title
Oral history. Alison Robinson talks with Dr Victor Hadlow, Orthopaedic Surgeon of New Plymouth on 29th June 2000. Dr Hadlow talks of his orthopaedic training, his work at Stratford hospital including surgery, procedures, outpatients clinic and the winding down of services, which ultimately lead to the closure of Stratford hospital.
Recorded as part of Alison's research into her publication Stratford Hospital Memories (Interview No 90)
No abstract has been made. An edited transcript is available.
Accession No
ARC2002-555

Name/Title
The papers include the first draft manuscript of Peter Wilson: Colonial Surgeon and the final draft prior to editing. Also included is correspondence between members of the Wilson family, copies of letters to and from Wilson, the originals of which are held in the Alexander Turnbull Library and National Archives. Also notes on Alexander McShane and Peter Wilson by Alan Hayton.
Born in Napier, Gail Lambert (nee Henry) spent most of her childhood in Wanganui. After several years in Wellington and Christchurch she moved to Taranaki where she became involved in the Friends of the Taranaki Museum and the NZ Historic Places Trust. In 1981, she published her first book, Peter Wilson: Colonial Surgeon.
Accession No
ARC2002-585

Copies of family papers consisting of newspaper clippings, obituaries and documentation relating to Dr Doris Gordon's award of the MBE. 1935 - 1956
Accession No
ARC2002-764

Name/Title
Oral history. Dr Davie talks of his family and his professional life as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in New Plymouth from the 1940s.
Recorded: 8 February 1994
Interviewer: Joy Peckham
Accession No
ARC2003-1234

Name/Title
Oral history. Dr Alan Hayton talks of his life as a physician.
Recorded: 16 February 1994
Interviewer: Joy Peckham
Accession No
ARC2003-1235

Don talks about his childhood in New Plymouth, education and life as a doctor including the Flying Doctor Sercvice in Australia.
Recorded: 1 July 1995
Interviewer: Joy Peckham
Accession No
ARC2003-1258

Architectural plan for a residence and doctor's office in Stratford. Created by architects Duffill and Laurenson for Dr. John Steven.
Accession No
ARC2004-1560

Architectural plan for a residence located in Eltham. Created by architect John Duffill for Dr. H.A. Cooper. Undated.
Accession No
ARC2004-376

Architectural plan for the alterations to a residence and doctor's office located on Princes Street in Hāwera. Created by architects Duffill and Gibson for Dr. Thomson in 1918.
Accession No
ARC2005-60

Research notes compiled by Allan Hayton and Carol Wischnowsky with the aim of producing a nominal roll containing the names and short biographies of doctors who have been associated with the medical profession in the Taranaki region.
Accession No
ARC2006-177

A booklet about the life of Doctor Richard Grace, a psychiatrist and officer in the RAF during the second world war.
Accession No
ARC2006-178

Three architectural blueprint drawings of Dr E. Walker's Brougham Street residence. Includes existing and proposed elevations to Brougham and Vivian Streets, Ground and First Floor Plans.
Architect. Messenger, Griffiths & Taylor. 1930
545mm x 620mm ; 600mm x 500mm ; 410mm x 615mm
Accession No
ARC2008-149
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