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Photocopies of family notes and letters which include descriptions of life in New Plymouth during the 1860's and a hand written simplified family tree.
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ARC2002-73

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A colleague of Florence Nightingale's, Ann Evans was one on a number of ex Crimean war nurses who settled in New Zealand. She settled in South Taranaki where she was also known as Granny Evans and Nurse Clive.
The papers consist of typescript copies of a letter from Joan Rattray, Auckland c1949 re Crimean nurses, photocopies of information gathered together by Geraldine Manning, a descendant of Ann Evans. Also see an essay written by Dr Charlotte McDonald in Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.
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ARC2002-730

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Respected Te Atiawa kaumatua, Hip Fenton has extensive knowledge of local history. With a passion for archaeology and the history of his people, Hip was keen to share his knowledge, often taking guided tours of the 1860s Land Wars sites along the south bank of the Waitara River.
A copy of Hip Fenton's tour guide notes. Titled 'The Waitara War: Tour with Hip'. 'Take a Hip History Trip'. This guide consists of notes, maps, diagrams and drawings and tells the history of the New Zealand Colonial and British Imperial troops efforts to crush Maori resistance in the Waitara area in the 1860s.
Accession No
ARC2002-741

Edward Foden of Hawera served as Sergeant in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Wellington West Coast Company.
His military paybook during World War One. The paybook is damaged and appears to have been sliced by shrapnel.
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ARC2002-743

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William Ford joined the crew of HMS Pelorus as a Petty Officer. He came to New Zealand with the ship's company and saw active service with the 40th Regiment at Puketekaure, Materikoriko and Te Arei.
The collection consists of transcriptions of two essays written by William Ford on the Puketakauere Campaign and two copy photographs.
Accession No
ARC2002-745

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Warrant Officer David J Gallagher, a member of the RNZAF, flew in the RAF, South East Asian forces. He flew Liberator bombers from Begal over Burma in both the 355 and 159 sqadrons between 1944 - 1945. He was killed in action on the 3rd August 1945 while on a supply drop mission.
The collection consists of copies of propaganda leaflets dropped over Burma from plans such as were flown by David Gallagher as he flew with the RNZAF over Burma.
Accession No
ARC2002-752

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May was the daughter of Henry and Alice (nee Duffill) Lloyd. lived on the Patiki Road before moving to Manaia. In 'Maranui' Manaia, she writes of her childhood memories in Manaia. She was 80 years old at the time of writing and while the document is not dated, she refers to the Manaia centennial celebrations in 1982.
The reminiscences are arranged in a series of chapters with headings such as 'family'; Manaia Municipal Brass Band; Boxthorn; School Days; Miss Loudon; We become Keepers of the Bees; the Climate; Granny; Troubled Times, World War I, 1914-1918; Town Cows of Manaia; Parihaka; Kapuni beach; Our Church (Methodist); sport; Paddy McKeown; The Patterson Family; Haymaking; More People; Manaia Golf Club; Boxthorn; Manaia Centennial Celebrations.
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ARC2002-76

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Two letters written by Edmund Goodbehere who served in the Manchester Rifles and was with the unit when they entered Parihaka in 1881. The letters are directed to his mother and describes leaving Feilding and travelling by coastal ship to Opunake, the camp at Parihaka, entering Parihaka etc.
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ARC2002-760

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John Grant was born in Hawera, 1889 and was part of the 1st NZEF which left Wellington, June 1914. On September 1 1918, while at Bancourt, in France, he was awarded the Victoria Cross. At the end of the war, he returned to New Zealand where he lived until his death in November 1970.
The collection consists of copies of photographs, newspaper clippings and papers of John Grant's military experiences, his VC and other awards.
Accession No
ARC2002-768

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A letter to Mrs Gyde from George Prince, a Corporal in the 12th Regiment, British Army. At the time of writing, April 1861, Prince was based at Camp Waitara and was about to leave for Sydney. He thanks Mrs Gyde and her family for their hospitality during his stay in Taranaki, in particular her daughter Julia.
Transcription of letter is available.
Accession No
ARC2002-772

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A copy of a letter from Octavius Hadfield to Archdeacon Govett dated May 10 1860 regarding the situation which led to the outbreak of war. A partial transcript has been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-773

Hemingway was born in Yorkshire. He came to New Zealand in the 1860s as a purveyor in the 43rd Regiment having previously seen service in the Crimean War, the Indian Mutiny and Malta among other places. He served under General Cameron and Chute at various times.He retired with the rank of Captain, though was nicknamed "the General" by his family. He returned to Europe and served with the Red Cross during the Franco-Prussian War. After he he fell ill, his son Edward Frederick Henry (Ned) Hemingway came to England and took him back to New Zealand. He settled in Auckland and remained there until his death in 1914.
A collection of correspondence. Includes a letter from Captain Thomas Holmes while stationed at Camp Warea. 12 August 1865. Also an account of the funeral of Captain Close held on 1 August 1865.
Part of the collection includes a letter written at The Monastry, Camp before Sebastopol by E.F. Hemingway to his father, dated 18 August 1855.
Accession No
ARC2002-791

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The story of Patrick Henry as told to W. H. Skinner at the 'Old Man's Refuge' (now The Gables Colonial Hospital) at Te Henui, New Plymouth, Sunday 19th July 1891.
Patrick Henry was born in Ireland 1814. He joined either the 40th or 2nd Somerset Regiment in 1833 and was posted to India a year later. He saw active service against the Afghans and gives a detailed account of these actions. He serves with his regiment for 22 years and was discharged in either 1855 or 1856. He does not describe when or how he came to be in Taranaki but talks of joining the Taranaki Military Settlers (Carthew's Company) in 1865.
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ARC2002-794

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Two letters from James A Fraser, a soldier serving with the 7th Contingent, (Mounted Rifles) in South Africa.
The first letter, dated Feb 2 1902 is addressed to 'Dear Mysie' and the writer explains the difficulty in obtaining paper (the letter is written on two sheet cut from a book). He writes of life as a soldier fighing against the Boer.
The second letter is addressed to 'Dear Mater' dated March 1 1902. James Fraser advises his mother that, while being in the thick of the fighting, he is well and unharmed.
Accession No
ARC2002-795

On 6th January 1876, the Ancient Order of Foresters' High Court granted approval to open an AOF Lodge in Inglewood. The first meeting was held in Langley's Hotel, the Lodge opened with a membership of 13.
In 1904, the Lodge admitted its first woman - Sister May Kennedy.
The collection contains the minute books and members ledgers 1876-1981. Includes a folder of annual reports and Returns of Sickness and Mortality. 1913 - 1917.
Accession No
ARC2002-796

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Correspondence relating the identification of a specific tree in the Inglewood Borough. A letter to W. F. Gordon from J. W. King (Wanganui) re position of tree in Inglewood. 1925, a sketch plan of Inglewood and a covering letter to Gordon from Town Clerk Inglewood Oct 15 1929
Accession No
ARC2002-798

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The papers consist of research notes and the manuscript for The History of Warea. Also various notes, logos, land titles etc relating to the book 'A Guide to Embossed Bottles from Taranaki', written by Kelvin Day and Gary Hall in 1984. Also research notes, photographs, diagrams etc compiled during research into flax mills in Taranaki and information on the Rutherford family. Also information and maps on archaeological finds/sites such as the Donald swamp.
Accession No
ARC2002-806

The New Plymouth Garrison Order book documents the period from the 9 January to the 20 October 1864. It details the troop movements in the Taranaki region of both the Imperial troops and local militia stationed in New Plymouth.

The 57th Regiment and a detachment of the 70th Regiment of the British Army were stationed at New Plymouth from 1861 to 1865. The Garrison was located in and around the town of New Plymouth, with the primary barracks at Marsland Hill. Officers and soldiers were also stationed at outposts scattered to the north and south of the town. Outposts included Mahoetahi, Poutoko, Ōmata, Ōākura, Bell Block, Kaitake, and Sentry Hill. Further outposts appear at Manutahi and Mataitawa.

Each entry in the book begins with the following day’s detail of guard placement and duty officers accompanied by the daily garrison orders. Garrison orders include court martials, divine service parades, escort and convoys to the outposts, detail of troops (both militia and Imperial), discharge and granting of leave, reported deaths, inspection boards, and indications to troop movement and attacks on ‘rebel’ Māori.

Many of the orders cover the mundane aspects of troop life, with assembled Boards of Officers inspecting quality of biscuit and salt meat rations or employment of troops as bullock drivers. They also provide insight into the monthly routines concerning sanitation, wellbeing and lifestyle of the troops.

Alongside the garrison orders are published excerpts of General Orders received from headquarters in Auckland. These orders detail specific regulations and rules that Officers were expected to implement. Letters from the Secretary of State for war, promotions from Her Royal Majesty and Horse Guard and War Office circulars are regularly published for the Officer’s information.
Accession No
ARC2002-811

The papers include a transport journal HM Transport No 25, 5th Re-enforcements 2nd NZEF; 1939 - 45 soldier's paybook for 42555 Raymond Lewis Stone; a collection of postcards including some McIntyre paintings; souvenir tickets; allied army guide books etc, all of which were collected by Mr Stone while he was in Egypt and Italy during the World War II.
Accession No
ARC2002-832

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Includes a diary of the voyage from the Shetlands to New Zealand 1879 - 1880 on board the ship Eastminster, a family history written by Onekura Minarapa Geoffrey Hughson and jubilee publications for Hughson's family business .
Typescripts of speeches including 'Colonial Life' from a diary of Thomas Pole Hughson describing his experiences with the Armed Constabulary at Opunake.
Testimonials by Thomas Hughson. Death notices and eulogies for Jane Hughson and James Pole Hughson.
Accession No
ARC2002-851

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Corporal William David Kemp, was born at Normanby, Hawera, Taranaki. The eldest son of David and Alice Kemp of Rotorangi, he farmed with his father at Roto-o-rangi, Cambridge up to the date of his departure for Trentham.
He was one of the first to volunteer with the main expeditionary force, and was with the first New Zealand landing forces at the Dardanelles, where he fought for nearly four months.
Slightly wounded once, having the rifle shatter in his hand, the bullet passing through his cap and grazing his head, he was killed in action on the 13 August 1915 at the Dardanelles aged 22 years.
A collection of personal papers including a diary recording active service at Gallipoli, beginning 25 January and ending 12 August 1915, the day before he was killed.
Full transcript of diary available.
Accession No
ARC2002-861

A soft covered booklet titled New Zealand Wars: a letter to the Times, by Charles Flinders Hursthouse. Published in London by Edward Stanford, 1865. 24 pages
Accession No
ARC2002-880

Parade Roll books for Oaonui B Company recording the names of those serving in Nos 6, 7 and 8 companies and their attendance on parade. 1942
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ARC2002-884

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Son of John and Jane Hooker. Nathaniel arrived in New Plymouth on the ship Timandra in February 1842 from Cornwall.He married Elizabeth Lye in 1851. They had a large family of seven sons and four daughters.
A stonemason by trade he was involved in this business all his life. A member of the Order of Oddfellows, Loyal Egmont Lodge 4632, Manchester Unity Friendly Society, he had the distinction of having established the first Lodge in New Plymouth. He died aged 78 years on 17 January 1901
Extracts from a diary written by Nathaniel Hooker - includes entries Jan 1st - March 15th 1869, and records the death of Whiteley and the Gascoigne family at Pukearuhe. Also records the dates of deaths of Mrs Vercoe, Crocker, Reid, Rev Whiteley, Mr Priske and Mrs Hooker. Also brief information on the construction of the monumental and stone masonry work.
Accession No
ARC2002-891

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A photocopy of manuscript speech notes attributed to W W Hickman. The date and venue is not known. This speech relates Hickman's involvement in Brass Bands from 1932, an interest he followed during the war when he played in the 5th Infantry Brigade Band.
A full transcript of this archive is available.
Accession No
ARC2002-896
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