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A handwritten manuscript documenting the proceedings of a Court of Inquiry held at the Militia Office, New Plymouth on the 29th day of May, 1863. An investigation was being held into the wounding of Private Thomas Wolf by Private Joe Ward while on sentry duty at Marsland Hill on 24 May 1863.
On the night of the 24th the two Militiamen were posted together on the edge of the gully near the Carrington Road Blockhouse, when by a mistake Ward fired at Wolf, assuming him to be a Māori, and wounded him in the wrist. After calling upon a number of witnesses, including Ward and Wolf themselves, the Court found that the incident was an accident, occuring under an unfortunate combinations of circumstances.
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ARC2013-1419

Three individual notes written by William Skinner on memorial crosses at Mahoetahi, Corbett Road and the No 3 Redoubt at Huirangi. Signed 'W.H.S.'.
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ARC2012-192

Handwritten narrative of an incident at Nukumaru Nov 27. 1869 written from recollection by Hon. John Bryce July 15 1883.
John Bryce served under General Cameron in the early stages of the Maori Wars and in 1868 helped to raise the volunteer force known as the Kai-iwi Yeomanry Cavalry in which he was given a lieutenant's commission. His service in a minor incident at Handley's woolshed, Nukumaru, later led to a famous libel case, Bryce v. Rusden. The incident at Nukumaru is detailed in the reminiscence.
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ARC2012-177

A collection of 76 letters written to the company Duncan and Davies Ltd from their staff who where serving in World War Two.
When letters began arriving to Duncan and Davies letters in reply were prepared and sent on behalf of the Westown Soldiers Farewell Committee and later by members of the Davies family themselves. Many of those receiving letters from the Davies family also received copies of staff photographs, copies of local newspapers, company catalogues, geographic magazines and a publication called 'Walkabout'. Also at Christmas time Christmas cakes were sent to those serving on the battlefront.
The letters received from soldiers talked about life at war and experiences in their place of encampment - Egypt, Italy, the Middle East, New Caledonia and Fiji. The soldiers also provide descriptions of garden plants and natural flora found at various locations. Letters usually showed a longing to be back in New Zealand and demonstrated how highly each regarded their relationship with the Davies family and the nursery which employed them.
Letters in the collection are from George Burgess, Peter Gredig, Ray Kidd, Rupert Purrott, Les Foote, Bob Anderson, Bobbie Stewart, Colin O'Sullivan, Alan Hesetine, Ross Robbins, Dorothy Hosking, Vivian Revell, Les Bent, J.C. Kendall and Des Lobb.
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ARC2012-154

Collection of items belonging to Neville Henry Arden.
Neville was the first son of Francis Hamar and Fanny Arden. He was brought up at the family homestead in New Plymouth, ‘Ardendale’. He was killed while on active service in World War One during the battle at Passchendaele on 4 October 1917.
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ARC2012-151

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James Caddy Davies was the brother of William Bolland Davies. He was a member of the Taranaki Mounted Rifle Volunteers and fought in the Taranaki Wars. He worked as an accountant in New Plymouth and was appointed as the auditor for the Borough of New Plymouth in 1879.
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ARC2012-148

A collection of papers belonging to William Bolland Davies.
Davies was a keen horticulturalist and seedsman with property on Frankley Road. He married Arabella Belinda James on 19 August 1878 in Auckland; she had immigrated from Nova Scotia and was a daughter of notable Auckland orchardist Captain Robert James. Together they had 6 children: Blanche Gertrude (b. 1879), Robert William James (b. 1881), Lawrence Ernest (b. 1883), Mary Louisa Amelia (b. 1885), Victor Caddy (b. 1887) and Ben Stanley (b. 1890).
William enlisted in the Taranaki Light Infantry Volunteers in 1865 where he served as a bushranger and as a trooper with the Taranaki Mounted Rifles; he was also present at the capture of Te Whiti in 1881.

Full transcript and digital copy of Davies' 'Reminiscences of the [18]50’s + 60's in Taranaki' is available.
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ARC2012-147

A collection of papers belonging to Victor Caddy Davies. The papers mainly relate to his time serving with the New Zealand Army in World War One, as a sergeant in the 3rd New Zealand Rifles Brigade in France (1918) and as a warrant officer with the army of occupation in Germany, as well as his achievements with his company Duncan and Davies Limited and in the national and global horticulture industry.
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ARC2012-146

The 2/C Section, New Zealand Bomb Disposal Group was a Taranaki homeserviceman's unit responsible for the disposal of mines or bombs found in Taranaki (Patea to Kawhia) during World War Two.
Collection consists of Menu and Toast List for Reunion Dinner, 20 November 1954; newspaper clipping, 'Bomb Disposal Group Reunion, Work in World War II Recalled', Taranaki Herald 20 November 1954; newspaper clipping, 'Taranaki Bomb Disposal Unit Holds Reunion', The Daily News 22 November 1954. Menu is signed by those in attendance on reverse.
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ARC2012-121

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Reg Hull speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Sergeant Flight Lieutenant during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 15 September 2010
Duration: 26 minutes
Part of a series of 51 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki WWII veterans. The interviews were conducted between 2009-2011 by Ray Cleaver and Peter McDonald. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust.
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ARC2012-071

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Goldie Whalen speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Private with the 19th and 25th Battalions during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 10 June 2010
Duration: 58 minutes
Part of a series of 51 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki WWII veterans. The interviews were conducted between 2009-2011 by Ray Cleaver and Peter McDonald. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust.
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ARC2012-070

Four minute books for the New Zealand Home Servicemen's Association, North Taranaki branch covering the period 1945-1995. Also inlcudes one newsletter for the Taranaki-Wanganui region of the Home Servicemen's Association, March 1947.
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ARC2012-069

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Wally Chisnall speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Warrant Officer with the Royal Air Force during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 1 September 2011
Duration: 47 minutes
Part of a series of 51 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki WWII veterans. The interviews were conducted between 2009-2011 by Ray Cleaver and Peter McDonald. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust.
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ARC2012-066

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Jack Elliot speaks to Peter McDonald about his time as a Private with the 25th Battalion during World War Two.
Interviewer: Peter McDonald
Date: 27 March 2009
Duration: 1.29 minutes
Part of a series of 51 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki WWII veterans. The interviews were conducted between 2009-2011 by Ray Cleaver and Peter McDonald. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust.
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ARC2012-065

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Henry Turner speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Corporal with the Queen Alexander's Mounted Rifles and Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 7 April 2012
Duration: 37 minutes
Part of a series of 51 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki WWII veterans. The interviews were conducted between 2009-2011 by Ray Cleaver and Peter McDonald. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust.
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ARC2012-064

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Rex Holswich speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Flight Sergeant with the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 25 November 2011
Duration: 50 minutes
Part of a series of 51 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki WWII veterans. The interviews were conducted between 2009-2011 by Ray Cleaver and Peter McDonald. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust.
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ARC2012-063

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Lyall Warden speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a driver with the 22nd Battalion during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 10 September 2010
Duration: 33 minutes
Part of a series of 51 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki WWII veterans. The interviews were conducted between 2009-2011 by Ray Cleaver and Peter McDonald. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust.
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ARC2012-057

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Ralph Ward speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Private with the 19th Battalion during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 19 August 2011
Duration: 44 minutes
Part of a series of 51 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki WWII veterans. The interviews were conducted between 2009-2011 by Ray Cleaver and Peter McDonald. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust.
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ARC2012-056

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Reginald Volzke speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Corporal Signalman with the NZ Division Signals during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 9 July 2010
Duration: 29 minutes
Part of a series of 51 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki WWII veterans. The interviews were conducted between 2009-2011 by Ray Cleaver and Peter McDonald. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust.
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ARC2012-055

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Jim Vale speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Private with the 25th Battalion and as a driver for the Army Service Corps during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 29 April 2012
Duration: 41 minutes
Part of a series of 51 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki WWII veterans. The interviews were conducted between 2009-2011 by Ray Cleaver and Peter McDonald. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust.
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ARC2012-054

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Eric Tippett speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Private with the 27th Battalion during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 13 November 2009
Duration: 22 minutes
Part of a series of 51 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki WWII veterans. The interviews were conducted between 2009-2011 by Ray Cleaver and Peter McDonald. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust.
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ARC2012-053

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Arthur Thompson speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Private with the 9th Durham Light Infantry during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 26 April 2012
Duration: 54 minutes
Part of a series of 51 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki WWII veterans. The interviews were conducted between 2009-2011 by Ray Cleaver and Peter McDonald. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust.
Accession No
ARC2012-052

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Peter Tanswell speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as an Able Seaman with the RNZ Navy during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 28 October 2011
Duration: 29 minutes
Part of a series of 51 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki WWII veterans. The interviews were conducted between 2009-2011 by Ray Cleaver and Peter McDonald. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust.
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ARC2012-051

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Pat Sole speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a ambulance driver with the Army Service Corps during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 24 September 2009
Duration: 41 minutes
Part of a series of 51 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki WWII veterans. The interviews were conducted between 2009-2011 by Ray Cleaver and Peter McDonald. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust.
Accession No
ARC2012-050

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Bernie Rogers speaks to Ray Cleaver about his time as a Private with the 19th Battalion during World War Two.
Interviewer: Ray Cleaver
Date: 17 October 2009
Duration: 37 minutes
Part of a series of 51 oral recordings created by Rata Education and Historic Productions Trust and Anvil Productions Ltd. The project aimed to capture the stories of the remaining Taranaki WWII veterans. The interviews were conducted between 2009-2011 by Ray Cleaver and Peter McDonald. The project was funded with the help of a grant from the Taranaki Electricity Trust.
Accession No
ARC2012-049
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