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A photographic project of dairy factories throughout the Taranaki and Whanganui regions by Val Smith.
Information includes location of dairy factory, legal description of the site, brief history of the factory and present factory details (as at 1983-1984) such as owner/s, usage, condition, zoning and recommendations of improvements to site. Also included are photographs of the factories from various angles.
Factories surveyed in the Whanganui region are Whangaehu, Rangitikei, Rata, Okoia, Westmere, Kai Iwi, Rapanui, Taihape and Raetihi. Factories surveyed in the Taranaki region are Ngutuwera, Waverley, Kohi, Whenuakura, Kakaramea, Alton, Hurleyville, Manutahi, Whakamarama, Melrose, Meremere, Mells, Whareroa (1), Whareroa (2), Tawhiti, Ararata, Normanby (1), Normanby (2), Fraser Road, Rotokare, Maata, Rawhitiroa, Eltham (NZ Co-operative Rennet Company), Eltham (Taranaki Co-operative Dairy Company), Ngaere, Glover Road, Tokaora, Riverdale, Sutherland Road, Kaupokonui, Otokeho, Oeo, Pihama, Skeet Road/Patiki (Pihama Dairy Company), Skeet Road (Kaupokonui Dairy Company), Tiakatu, Aurora, Mangawhero, Cardiff, Mahoe, Lowgarth, Rowan, Taungatara, Opunake, Waiteika, Awatuna, Riverlea, Maire, Kaponga, Palmer Road, Kapuni (1), Kapuni (2), Kapuni (3), Waiokura, Okaiawa, Tempsky Road, Matapu, Mangatoki, Jerseydale, Hunter Road, Te Roti, Te Ngutu, Eltham (Eltham Dairy Company), Cheal Road, Waihapa, Wingrove Road, Skinner Road, Huinga, Douglas, Toko, Stratford, Ihaia Road, Opua Road, Arawhata, Oaonui, Kina Road, Kahui, Rahotu, Pungarehu, Newell, Warea, Puniho, Brooklands, Okato, Oxford, Leith Road, Tataraimaka, Omata, Beaconsfield Road, Pembroke, Midhirst, York Road, Tuna, Waipuku, Tariki, Tariki Road, Rugby Road, Maketawa, Kaimata, Inglewood, Mangorei, Frankley Road, Hillsborough, Tarurutangi, Bell Block, Lepperton, Kelly Road, Tikorangi, Brixton, Waipapa, Ohaero, Waitoetoe, Uruti Valley, Okau and Mokau.
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ARC2011-236

Plans and tender document for the Tikorangi Bridge (also commonly known as the Bertrand Road Suspension Bridge) designed and constructed by Harry George in 1896-1897.
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ARC2011-235

Commemoration card for the Diamond Jubilee of the Planning of the Church of England in Taranaki N.Z. Includes biographical information about the Church of England in Taranaki and photographs of St Andrews Church Inglewood, St John’s Church Waitara, The Mother Church Te Henui, St Marys Church New Plymouth, St Pauls Church Okato and the Holy Trinity Church Stratford.
Printed by Hooker & Scott, Lithos, New Plymouth.
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ARC2011-229

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Papers belonging to Sydney Edward Pipe relating to his working years spent with the New Zealand Postal Service in Stratford and New Plymouth. Includes increase of salary documents, job references and contract documents.
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ARC2011-228

Advertising poster for The Criterion Hotel New Plymouth. Includes information on restaurant meal hours, hotel services, places of interest in New Plymouth and other services available at the Hotel. Also includes an advertisement for Air New Zealand.
Printed c. 1966 by Hotel Business Directories Services Ltd. (M. W. and A. W. Jensen, Directors, 16 Logan Avenue, Napier.
Size: 305mm (H) x 370mm (W)
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ARC2011-213

Ephemera collection donated to Puke Ariki by Dale Copeland at the conclusion of the exhibition 'Post No Bills' Ephemera by Taranaki’s Independent Art Groups, 4 August – 2 October 2011, Wall Gallery, North Wing Puke Ariki.
The collection consists of a range of handmade ephemera including postcards, invitations, pamphlets and posters relating to a number of events organised by local artists and art groups such as TACO (Taranaki Artists Co-operative) and the Outskirts Art Collective from about 1980 until 2009. The collection shows the development of local artists from renegade ‘Renosense’ art shows in the early 1980’s to the formation of the Real Tart gallery and involvement in various international art shows.
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ARC2011-211

Building inspector’s registers for the New Plymouth Borough Council, 1902-1984. Early registers include information such as description of the building, proprietor, section number, street name, cost of building, fees, architect, permit number and remarks. Later registers include information such as owner, builder, street name, section number, value, fees received, additions, demolitions and remarks. All registers have an index, sorted by surname in alphabetical order and page number for corresponding register. Some indexes are a separate book from the register and some are individual books attached to the inside back cover of the register.
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ARC2011-204

Collection comprises of the Patua Co-operative Dairy Company records, 1598-1982. Records include ledger books, financial journal, consignment journal, share register and transfer books, cash books, account book, monthly payout book and two annual financial reports.
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ARC2011-202

Research notes and draft copies of the book The first hundred years: celebrating the centenary of New Plymouth Boys High School, 1882-1982 by W E Alexander.
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ARC2011-185

The Riverlea Hall was built in 1920 on land donated by Thomas Whyte. Construction and managment of the hall was governed by the community and the hall provided a focal meeting place for the district.
The collection consists of minutes, correspondence and annual reports of the hall society.
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ARC2011-171

A collection of dance programmes and invitations to dances around the Inglewood district. Includes an invitation to the Moa Social series of fortnightly dances beginning 1890, a programme for the Inglewood citizen’s ball to commemorate the opening of the Town Hall 23 October 1913 and an invitation to the official opening of the town hall and the ball.
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ARC2011-169

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Collection of four public school registers for Tikorangi School recording admission and withdrawl of students. They cover the periods 1880-1903, 1893-1924, 1925-1949 and 1949-1962.
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ARC2011-159

An incomplete run of annual reports for the North Taranaki Co-operative Dairy Factory Comapany, 1939 - 1954, 1956 -1958, 1960 - 1961.
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ARC2011-154

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A record of building orders, supplies and correspondence taken for work undertaken by Herbert Craven, builder of Ohura / Tokirima area.
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ARC2011-151

Preachers' plans for the New Plymouth circuit of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, 1888-1892. Printed by Thomas Avery, General Printer and Stationer, New Plymouth.
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ARC2011-149

Built in 1868 the Egmont Steam Four Mill was the first of its kind in New Plymouth, and ground wheat into flour for the local market. In 1921 the Farmers' Co-operative Organisation Society bought the building and used it as a general store. With the Farmers' Co-op in its new building on Devon Street, the Egmont Mill was used as a 'flea market' before being developed into a hotel/restaurant/night club - 'The Mill'.
The volume contains the full refurbishment plan for the Egmont Steam Flour Mill's conversion into a licensed premises with restaurant and night club facilities, including plans, historical resume, general description of the building and alterations.
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ARC2011-143

Minute book for the Wesleyan parsonage building committee, 28 September 1907 - 7 August 1907. The building committee met to discuss matters relating to the construction of a two story church house provided for a member of the clergy on the corner of Courtnay and Liardet Street New Plymouth.
The back of the book also contains minutes for the Wesleyan Guild Year committee meetings held October to November 1906.
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ARC2011-140

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Records for Whites Limited, retailers in New Plymouth, Stratford and Hawera. The first store was opened in New Plymouth by Stephen Boothby White in 1888. Collection includes order books, catalogues, land deeds, correspondence, newspaper clippings and photographs.
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ARC2011-139

Photocopies of architectural plans for the refurbishment of the New Plymouth Opera House building as proposed by architect Terry Boon in 1976.
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ARC2011-138

Original plans for the construction of the New Plymouth Opera House by Thomas Bates, circa 1924.
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ARC2011-137

Photocopies of plans and documents relating to the construction of the Devon Street pedestrian mall by Terry Boon and Company Architects in New Plymouth, August 1976.
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ARC2011-136

The New Plymouth Council for Social Services was formed in 1947 when a group of likeminded women met to discuss organising the establishment of a private residence to home elderly ladies. The Bingham Bequest - a large sum of money left in trust from the will of Clara Emily Mary Bingham for the purpose of helping to establish such a home, but not to be administered by a hospital of charitable aid board - was used to establish the Council. The Council administered Bingham and Tuarua Houses, a group of 16 flats used to accommodate elderly mobile women aged 65-80 years who were capable of cooking and cleaning their own flats and maintaining reasonable health for their age. The Council was disestablished and properties sold in 1991.
This collection consists of the records of the New Plymouth Council for Social Services 1947-1991 including minute books, correspondence, annual reports, scrapbooks and photos.
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ARC2011-134

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Collections consists of account books, correspondence, receipts and newspaper articles relating to the early trading in New Plymouth, Eltham and Hawera of local company C.C. Ward's.
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ARC2011-133

Two certificates and three letters awarding prizes to the Farmers Co-op for various in-store window displays.
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ARC2011-121

A collection of posters and flyers produced for exhibitions and events created by Puke Ariki for year 2010.
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ARC2011-096
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