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Poster. 'Taranaki Museum Education Service'. Depicts illustration of Mount Taranaki. Artwork by Peter Lambert.
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Poster. Hurworth, New Plymouth. Depicts photograph of Hurworth Cottage. Produced by New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
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Poster. 'Govett Brewster Art Gallery: Bug House Committee'. Depicts photograph of Regent Theatre.
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Poster advertising the Parihaka Cabaret. 19 September 1992, at the Devon Motor Lodge, raising funds for the restoration of the house Rangi Kapuia at Parihaka.
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Title:- Taranaki Aviation Transport and Technology Museum Display Day. 1992
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Title:- Open House. Text advertises an open house tour of the new administrative building. New Plymouth District Council . c.1990.
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Title:- A Time Trip; The Past to the Present. TATAM Open Day. Not dated.
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Title:- Taranaki Museum Education Section. Depicts Mt Taranaki by Peter Lambert. Advertises the Education section. Produced by Taranaki Education Board & Taranaki Museum.
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Title:- The Good Old days. Has three illustrations. Describes a colonial "Live" weekend at Taranaki Museum. September 1989.
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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.
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Formed in 1868, the New Plymouth Schools Committee oversaw a number of schools including Courteney Street, Gill Street, Wesleyan, East, East Infants, West, Fitzroy and Frankley Road Schools.
The records consist of official minutes 1880-1884, a letter book 1882-1886, general correspondence 1880-1905 and misc papers which include staff appointments, truancy and absenteeism notes.Each folder has an index which contains a brief description of each item, including the names of those involved (pupils, teachers, caretakers, parents, committee members etc.).
Folder 13 contains a petition with signatures from parents, guardians etc. at West Infants School, 1900.
Folder 14 contains a petition with signatures from parents, and neighbours at Fitzroy, 1883.
Folders 24 and 25 contains receipts and tenders from local businesses, some on business letterheads.
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Felix Templeton Bellringer was born in 1877, the son of James Templeton Bellringer, who was Mayor NP 1889-1893. Felix was educated at Central School NP and NP Boys High School and served several years as a law clerk. In 1900 he was admitted to the Bar - solicitor of the Supreme Court NZ. In 1901 he was elected temporary Town Clerk, later becoming Town Clerk and Borough Treasurer. In the former position he served for 50 years retiring in Feb 1952
The papers consist of reports and letters concerning his achievements as Town Clerk 1902-52, including his role in the acquisition and development of the following reserves and parks; Aotea Park, Henui Vicarage, West End School, Prison Reserve (Moturoa), New Plymouth Rugby Park, East End Bathing Reserve, Lake Mangamahoe Hydro scheme, Maranui Estate, Pukekura Park, Peringa Park, Kawaroa Park, Paritutu Centennial Park, Lynmouth Park, Waiwakaiho Park, Ngamotu Reserve, Pukewarangi, Burgess Park. In addition to the boxed material in the archive, there is a series of scrapbooks re Parks and Reserves.
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Charles Hursthouse Senior (1781-1854) owned land and had business as a timber merchant in Suffolk, England. He married Mary Jecks (1806) and had seven children; Sarah, Hannah, Charles Junior, William, Mary, Ann and John. Charles Senior and daughter Mary eventually came to New Zealand aboard the ship Pekin in 1850. John Hursthouse with his family and brother Charles Junior came to New Zealand on the ship Thomas Sparks in 1843.
This collection consistes correspondence between three generations of the Hursthouse family.
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Richmond Cottage was built for C.W. Richmond in 1853. After C.W. Richmond went to Wellington in 1856, the cottage was leased to army officers during the 1860's. Various members of the Atkinson and Richmond families occupied the cottage until the 1880's when it was rented out, then sold in 1898.
Account statements for the sale of the Richmond Beach Cottage from Richmond & Hutchen, Solicitors, with additional notes from and to Anna Richmond. 1897 - 1898
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The papers include Skinner's diaries 1873-1946 excluding 1908 which describe his experiences while surveying and records local history on areas he visited. The collection also includes notes, clippings, reminiscences and ephemera which were interleaved throughout his diaries.
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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.
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The Certificate in Incorporation for the Okoke Hall Society Inc dated 8th Dec 1926.
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The Taranaki Institute was formed in August 1862 operated a library in New Plymouth and was dissolved in May 1879.
The Minutes are in the back section of the New Plymouth Public Cemetery Trustee Minute book and include the inaugural minutes through until it was decided to wind up the institute and dispose of the books and equipment
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The New Plymouth Central School was opened in 1884; it was an amalgamation of several small schools operating in New Plymouth at that time - Kauwau (Miss Lydia Shaw), East School (O'Connell), West School (McKee) and Gill Street School (Miss Reeve).
The records include the minute books for the Central School Committee from 1918 to 1956, the minute book and register from the 50th Jubilee committee, five examination registers which give an incomplete coverage 1942 - 1962, the Courtenay Street (Infant) School log book 1911 - 1936, two Central School (Upper School) log books 1918 - 1970 and photographs 1890 - 1972 and a folder of examination reports for West End Infants' Public School 1886-1887.
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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.
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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.
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Glenys Thomson and Heather Savage were active parishioners of the Taranaki East Community Parish. In an oral history Glenys responds to questions about the history of the Parish and how it developed into a charismatic church. Heather joins and talks with Glenys about the situation where a charismatic church has closed and locked the church at Toko and moved to Stratford.
The interview was recorded at the time Glenys Thomas and Heather Savage deposited the Taranaki East Community Parish archives in the Puke Ariki Archive.
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The Pukeho School was opened in 1909 and closed 1956, with children being enrolled at Tarata School.
The collection includes a minute book recording business from March 1909 - April 1919. and photographs from the 50th Jubilee, published in the Spotlight magazine.
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An agreement written by George Poynter Betts whereby he agrees to build a house for Manahi Ngaruru. Dated in New Plymouth on June 22 1855 and witnessed by G W Kingdon. Gives size of building and construction materials.
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An agreement to build a structure and a land purchase document.
William Batten agrees to build a house for Ropiha Moturar ( Moturoa) - the size, structure, building materials and method of payment are described. May 2 1856
The second document is a title to 300 acres of land on Kent Road. July 1 1858 (parchment)
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