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Private Frank Brown was the son of John and Jessie Brown. Born at Mangorei, New Plymouth 21 November 1888, he was educated at Mangorei Road School, then worked as a ploughman at Waipukurau. He enlisted for service in and left New Zealand with the 11th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company on the 1st April 1916. He was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme 3 October 1916 aged 28.
A souvenir of the departure of the 11th Reinforcements, N.Z.E. F. with the signature of Frank Brown inside and a field service post card sent to Miss Eleanor Tobin.
Accession No
ARC2009-349

Name/Title
Alan Jordan was born in Wellington. He served with the British 9th Kings Rifle Regiment during World War One and was awarded the military medal.
On his return to New Zealand he farmed at Oropi, Tauranga and later moved to an orchard on the outskirts of Tauranga. He married Eleanor Tobin, 11 August 1926. They had one daughter Diana Elizabeth.
Family papers relating to Alan Jordan. Includes correspondence from Alan during World War One to his family.
Accession No
ARC2009-347

Born in 1879 at New Plymouth, the eldest son of William John Henry and Laura Tobin, Charles was a teacher and taught at Epson and Taupo and before training as an Anglican mnister. He was one of the first ordained clergy to volunteer for service on the 4th August 1914. He served with the N.Z.E.F. in Eygpt, Gallipoli, Malta and France. He married Mary Edith Walsh and had one son John James Walker O'Hara. After the war he was Headmaster at Hikurangi Maori College, 1919-1921.
Papers relating to the Reverend Charles Tobin who died 20 March 1921 of injuries sustained during World War One, aged 42.
Accession No
ARC2009-318

The son of William Henry John and Laura Tobin, of Nevis Cottage, Tauranga, Thames, New Zealand and brother of Eleanor Jordan (nee Tobin).
George enlisted in 1915 with the 10th Reinforcements, Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company.
Regimental number 12/3846.
He was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme, 15 September 1916, aged 31.
A collection of letters, official documents and photographs associated with George Henry Webbe Tobin.
Accession No
ARC2009-317

Noel Jordan was the son of Claude Borlase and Lillian Jordan, brother of Allan, Dorothea and Majorie Jordan.
He enlisted on the 1st May 1916 with the 12th Reinforcements, Auckland Infantry Battalion, A Company. Regimental number: 11486. Occupation at enlistment, ploughman. He transferred to the Taranaki Company, 2nd Wellington Infantry Regiment, N.Z.E. F., killed in action at the Battle of the Somme, 2 October 1916, aged 20.
Collection includes letters written by Noel to his family while on active service, a transcript of a war journal kept by Noel, certificates, a memorial scroll and photographs.
Accession No
ARC2009-298

Name/Title
Eight folders of family information, photographs, and postcards collected and complied by Beverley Fawcett (nee Campbell) of the Campbell Family of Pihama.
Accession No
ARC2009-240

A memorial address to Mr and Mrs Bathurst of Kaimata on the death of their son James Bathurst, killed 1 October 1918. Presented by the Kaimata Soldiers' Welcome Home Committee. October 1918
Accession No
ARC2009-219

Personal papers for Private Alexander Henderson, Regimental No. 10/1844, Wellington Regiment, NZEF. Died Egypt 4 September 1915 and Private Frederick Henderson. Regimental No. 2618, Australian Infantry, A I F. Died France, 15-17 August 1916.
Accession No
ARC2009-178

Personal papers for James Prestidge of Eltham. Includes a Post Office War Gratuity pass book, a certificate of enrolment for the General Reserve under National Service Emergency Regulations, 1940, a 1943 diary and notepad used as journals during active service in the Pacific.
Accession No
ARC2009-177

An advertising flyer for a Grand Art Union organised by Members of the Public Service, New Plymouth to raise funds for wounded soldiers and their dependents. The prize was an self starter 35h.p. 5 seater Touring Overland Motor Car. From the Budget newspaper 31 July 1915
Accession No
ARC2009-105

National Savings Bonds were first used in 1940, known as Victory Bonds, they were redeemable five years from the date of issue and were a means of encouraging New Zealanders to save money and provide the government with a revenue stream for the war effort. Two bonds issued 20 September 1944.
Accession No
ARC2008-334

Copy of a manuscript map of the' Urenui Block' showing lands allocated to Captain Good's Native Contingent, No. VI, Taranaki Military Settlers. Compiled from recent Government Surveys and the topographical features of the country filled in by W H Burgoyne, Surveyor. Clifton January 1867.
440mm x 270mm
Accession No
ARC2008-308

Name/Title
Oral history. Talks of his 1998 calendar - illustrations of militaria from the Land Wars to current peace keeping efforts, a copy is held in the Museum Collection.
Recorded: 11 May 1998
Interviewer: Trish Nugent
Abstractions: Mary Donald
Restrictions: None
Accession No
ARC2008-285

Name/Title
Oral history. Wyn talks about her experiences as a driver in the W.A.A.C. based at Mirimar, Wellington during World War Two. Abstract available.
Interviewer: Marilyn Armitstead
Interview Date: 16 May and 5 July 2008
Restrictions: none
Accession No
ARC2008-282

Oral history. Describes his part in WWII in 25th Battalion, 6th Brigade, 2nd Division (Infantry), and Liberty bonds. Stuart's unit was Field security - counter-intelligence or espionage. He discusses this and mentions Thaddeus McCarthy and Selwyn Toogood. At the end of the war he was involved with getting the foreign born wives of soldiers back to NZ. He returned to Taranaki to live in New Plymouth.
Recorded: 26 June 1997
Interviewer: Patricia Nugent
Abstraction: Floss Lambert
Restrictions: None
Accession No
ARC2008-274

A collection of family papers including war-time ration books, an EPS (Emergency Precautions Scheme) handbook and poster, a soldiers paybook for Lewis Brompton Olson, Attestation - 20 July 1917, two Cook's Straight Almanacks 1846 and 1849 and photographs of the Olsen Swamp Dig, February 1960 and a collection of newspaper clippings from Taranaki papers.
Accession No
ARC2008-260

Oral history. Talks about Michael King's 'Te Puea' (1977) and reflects on the influence that war has had on her family and on the province of Taranaki.
Part of New Plymouth Historical Society collection.
Recorded: August 1980
No abstraction.
Restrictions: None
Accession No
ARC2008-219

Name/Title
Oral History: Recorded in New Plymouth at the Women's Division of Federated Farmers, North Taranaki Province function to mark Women's Suffrage Year. Miss Matthews, a retired Public Health Nurse, is the fourth speaker on the theme "Women on the Land". She speaks of her involvement with the Land Army in Taranaki. The seasonal activities; lack of equipment due to the war; etc.
Recorded on 19th July 1993.
Access: Open
Restrictions: None
Accession No
ARC2008-146

Name/Title
This recording was made at St. James Hall, Lawry Street, New Plymouth at the Women's Division of Federated Farmers, North Taranaki Province, function to mark Women's Suffrage Year, entitled "Women's Achievements Throughout The Years".The theme for the day was "Women on the Land". This was held with the support of the 1993 Suffrage Centennial Year Trust Whakatu Wahine in asssociation with the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board.
Joyce Crowley speaks of her involvement in the early days of the New Zealand Land Army, the difficulties encountered, the anti-woman attitude and the eventual acceptance of women. She also includes snippets from her local body and political invovement.
Accession No
ARC2008-139

Printed map by Evening Post Print showing Central Europe.
Accession No
ARC2008-124

Name/Title
Map of the Balkans printed as a supplement to the Taranaki Herald and Budget. Tuesday 26 October 1915.
Annotation.The Balkan States: Turkey, Bulgaria, Rumania, Servia and Greece.
"This map shows the greater part of the Balkan States and the adjoining portion of the Austria-Hungary - an area which has suddenly developed into a war area which may become of the first importance. Servia is at present being attacked by Austro-German armies across the river frontier in the north and by Bulgarian forces across her eastern border. In view of the comparative rarity of large-scale maps of the Balkan States readers should keep this one by them for reference".
Accession No
ARC2008-123

An anti-German propaganda leaflet published in Great Britain. It criticizes a German medal issued which proclaims the sinking of the Lusitania and gives details of the obverse and reverse of the medal and inscription. Issued by the Lusitania Souvenir Medal Committee. Profits from the sale of the replica were given to St Dunstan's Blinded Soldiers and Saliors Hostel.
Accession No
ARC2008-099

Name/Title
Invitation to Trooper A. Chard to attend a parade of volunteers at the Drill Hall, New Plymouth to take part in the parade depositing of the Colors of the late Taranaki Mounted Rifles Corps at St Mary's Church, New Plymouth, on Coronation Day 26 June 1902.
However, King Edward VII became ill on the 24 June, so the parade was postponed until his actual coronation day on 9 August 1902.
The surround includes 1879-1882, a picture of the Colours, and lists the following members:
Captain Jas. Davidson, Lieutenant J.C. Davies, Sub-Lieut. T.E. Hamerton, Chaplain Rev. P. Walsh, Surgeon P.J. O'Carroll, Sergt.-Major O. Deacon, Col.-Sargeant C. Bullot, Bandmaster T. Hughes, Band Sergeant J. Ainslie, Seargants G. Tatton, W. Tatton, J. O'D. Quigley, Corporal H. Newland, T. Nicholl, Trumpeters G. Marsh, H. Hamerton.
Troopers: D. Atkinson, T. Atkinson, W. Brooking, W. Bishop, W. Bullot, J. Barrow, E. Bullot, Bishop, Biggs, H. Capel, G. Carrick, F. Carrington, T.B. Clemow, J.H. Colesby, C. Chard, A. Chard, J. Comer, L. Colson, C. Coomber, G. Colson, W. Courtney, - Corean, M. Cunningham, J.M. Douglas,- Darnell, H. Downs, W.H. Davies, W. Edgecombe, D. Gilmour, J.C. George, J. Gibson, - Gibson, E. Honeyfield, J.H. Honeyfield, E. Hughes, H. Hughes, E. Hunt, T. Hyde [E.S.], W.H. Jury, T. Jury, N. Julien, H. King, A. King, J. Kelly, H. Lepper, G. Leech, T. Morris, F. Martin, W.G. Mackey, F. Messenger, F. McAllum, R. McGonagle, C.T. Mills, E. Olson, H. Okey, W.C. Phillips, C. Retford, J. Skinner, J.A. Smith, W. Smith, - Souter, Gus Sole, B. Stagpoole, W.D. Thompson, A.M. Thompson, P. Wilson, F. Watson.
Reproduced signatures of J C Davies, and Frank Messenger.
Lithographer: J. Hooker, New Plymouth.
Accession No
ARC2008-098

Name/Title
Krithia, map illustrating section of Gallipoli Peninsula between Krithia in the north, and Sedd el Bahr in the south.
Survey Department, Egypt
Scale 1:20,000; GSGS 4000.
Size: 49cm x 88cm
Printed in colour, mounted on linen. Part of a series.
Accession No
ARC2008-097

Name/Title
Boghali, map illustrating European side of Dardanelles Straits between Kilia Iskele and the Aulghar Dere, and inland to Boghali, Koja Chemen Tepe and Kum Keui, Gallipoli Peninsula.
Survey Department, Egypt
Scale 1:20,000.
Size: 63cm x 79cm
Printed in colour, mounted on linen. Part of a series.
Accession No
ARC2008-096
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