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An exercise book containing military training notes. On inside front cover - Sgt R B Pinel, 1st Hawkes Bay Bu.[Battalion].
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In the early 1980s the Taranaki Museum produced series of five facsimiles of public notices from the Taranaki Provincial Council collection held in the archive.
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Photocopy of a map of the Waitara River valley showing the pa in the occupation of Ihaia and his allies - also Wiremu Kingi 1858.
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George Jupp, born in 1828, came to New Zealand in the ship Simlah in 1851 and settled at Henui, near New Plymouth. He died in 1919.
Typescript copies of his diary relate to daily events on the farm. The earlier volumes ; Volume 1 1851-1860 ; First years as colonist (includes shipboard diary). Volume 2 1860-1869 ; The war years. Volume 3 1870-1879 ; A successful settler. Diary finishes 30 September 1879.
The diary for 1880 - 91 is a photocopy of the original and was written over the top of a Taranaki Rifle Volunteers Roll and Ration Book.
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On the 11 August 1855, the Taranaki Militia was sworn in, this remained as a force in name only until 1858 when the Taranaki Volunteer Rifle Corps was formed.
The records of colonial troops as listed in the in the collection comprises five order books, 1861-64, including regimental orders, duties and details and a regimental order book, 1865-66, with description rolls, stores, issues etc. of Number 4 (Capt. Newlands) Company, East Coast Expeditionary Force.
Three letterbooks, 1858-1881, are of outwards letters and one record book is of the Armed Constabulary and Volunteer Corps, inwards correspondence 1872-74. The records also include a diary, 1861-63, of duty allocations, leave and rations; a subscription book of the Soldiers Friend Society, 1860-67; roll and ration book, 1863-64 - with the diary of George Jupp, 1890-91, superimposed throughout; the rolls of No.1 Coy Bushrangers; No.1 Coy TRV, 1864, and No.2 Coy Waitara Contingent, 1865; the journal of the officer-in-charge (Captain Walter Morrison) of the Bell Block (Hua) Stockade, 11 July - 14 December 1860, including a day-to-day account and lists of crimes and offenders, and a detail and duty book, 1864.
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During the Taranaki War, there were about 700 of the 65th Regiment, including the Headquarters, in Taranaki. Various companies of the regiment took part in nearly every battle and numerous skirmishes in Taranaki 1860-61 notably: Te Kohia (or L pa), 17 March, 1860, Kaihihi River, 9 October, 1860, Mahoetahi, 6 November, 1860 , Huirangi, 23 January, 1861 and Te Arei Pa, 2 February - 19 March, 1861. By 30 April, 1861, the entire Regiment was concentrated in the Albert Barracks, Auckland, except for 84 men in Taranaki.
On 4 May 1863, a detached company was involved in the assault of Katikara Pa, Taranaki. The Taranaki detachment finally rejoined the Regiment in Auckland in June, 1863.
The records comprise: Brigade and Garrison Order Book, March - October 1860; a Garrison Order Book, July 1865 - December 1866 and a Garrison Order Book, Camp Waitara, 1860 with letters between Captain James Barton and local Maori Chiefs, 1854-1860.
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A memoranda book dealing with applications made by settlers in the greater New Plymouth area to the Taranaki Provincial Council Relief Fund for supplies, passage, rations and housing during the period 1860-61. Applications for payment for development and repairs to roads are also included. The applications include the names of residents living in the area.
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As a result of the decision to erect a memorial to Imperial and Colonial forces who fought and died in during the Maori Wars, the Marsland Hill Memorial Committee was formed in 1906. The task set before the committee was to decide on the type, site and costing of the memorial and to set in motion a fund raising scheme to finance the plans. The monument, a statue of a man in the uniform of the Armed Constabulary, was erected in 1909.
The statute was severely damaged on Waitangi Day 1991 and removed from the park.
The papers record the official minutes, newspaper clippings and accounts related to the Marsland Hill Memorial Committee, 1906 to 1909
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W.K. Wakefield came to New Zealand in the 'John Taylor' in 1853, accompanied by his wife Mary and their seven children and settled at Omata. During the hostilities of 1860, Mary and three of the children left to live in Nelson, leaving William, Maria, Eleanor and Olivia in New Plymouth.
The letters are written by Wakefield and addressed to his wife Mary who was a refugee in Nelson during the 1860's hostilities.
Letters from W. K. Wakefield to his wife Mary. 12 Sept.1860 - 8 Feb. 1862. Transcripts available.
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A pass for the Urenui Native Contingent dated 21/10/1879 and signed by Major Stapp
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Eric Lewes' (Private, 16th Waikato Company) reminiscences are a personal account of his experiences landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. He relates the events of the first few days.
Written in the first person and transcribed by Stacey Jonas into an exercise book as a school writing project. It appears the exercise book was later used in children’s' school games as red correction marks have been made on each page. The cover of the Egmont exercise book has the name Stacey Jonas written into the Pupil's name space. The name of the school is illegible. Some pages of the transcript are missing.
A full digital transcription is available.
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Alexander Cassie was raised on a farm in the Okato district, Taranaki. In 1911, at the age of eleven, he broke his leg and was confined to bed for approximately three months. During this time he kept a detailed journal and received letters from school friends.
On retiring from farming, Alexander Cassie rediscovered his diary and the letters and combined them to form an account of those three months. It is based on daily trivialities, boyish pranks and reminiscences as told to him by veterans of the land wars regarding the Battle of Waireka, and the Parihaka incident and the Stony River Hotel.
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A troopship newspaper called the Arrower.
Vessel: Arawa.
Dated October 24th 1914. Vol.1 No.1.
Mentions Colonel Malone.
Inscribed 'M. Marfell'.
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The Taranaki Provincial Council was established in 1852 to provide the Taranaki area with local governance. The Council consisted of a superintendent and seven council members.
Charged with overseeing the building and organization of public amenities including a roading system, the Provincial Government found itself embroiled in the conflict between Maori and European Settlers.
The Provincial Government was abolished in 1876.
National Archives, Wellington, holds extensive records of the Taranaki Provincial Council.
The collection consists of inward and outward correspondence concerning evacuation of settlers from Taranaki to Nelson during 1860-63 Land War and ration lists for the same, includes some correspondence relating to the Militia. Also includes official papers relating to Taranaki roads and roading requirements and official papers relating to Taranaki hotels (1852-1877), including notices of application, licensing recognizances, petitions, reports of conditions of licensing district hotels, agreement of transfers and a list of hotel licences and licensees.
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Oral history. Francis Raymond (Frank) Riddell, was born in Stratford in 1916. He started work on a farm in 1931. Between 1933 and 1939, Frank was a cheesemaker and then went back farming in the Pungarehu and Rahotu area.
Shirley Adams interviews Frank Riddell, Upper Kahui Road, Rahotu on the dairy industry and rural life. Frank talks of his childhood, , his interest in farming, how he took up work in dairy factories, of buying and developing a farm in Pungarehu and later at Rahotu. He talks of working as a cheese maker, changes within the dairy industry and includes his opinions on Fonterra. Frank also describes life as a farmer during WWII when he was exempt from military service. He describes his involvement with the Intelliegence Section of the Home Guard
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William Black came to New Plymouth in 1841, on board the William Bryan (ship) and shortly after, opened the first commercial bakery in the settlement. He took an active part in community affairs and was the second master of the Egmont Lodge - Freemasons.
A collection of papers relating to the appointment of William Black to various ranks within the Taranaki Rifle Volunteers and the Taranaki Militia.
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Born in Yorkshire, England, Gledhill came to New Zealand on the ship Bella Marina in 1844. After settling in Taranaki, he became a merchant and auctioneer. During the land wars he served in the Mounted Volunteers (1860) and also represented the Omata District in Parliament 1865-66.
This journal covers military events in North Taranaki from 5th March 1860 to 11th January 1871. Entries are irregular. Inside cover is an envelope with newspaper cutting. Newspaper cutting also attached to page at beginning of journal proper. Transcript available.
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The papers include a journal of events between April 1860 and April 1861 which was published in an edited form as The war in Taranaki, during the years 1860-61. G.W. Woon (ed.), 1862. Various letters (15 items) and a daily diary 1897-1899.
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Three warrants for James Benjamin Poynter, appointment as an officer in the Poverty Bay Militia, the New zealand Militia and Cook County Rifle Volunteers. 1870 - 1878
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The papers consist of galley proofs for the book A Kiwi Trooper: The Story of Queen Alexandra's Own written by Major E R Andrews. The book deals with the development of the Queen Alexandra's regiment from the earliest days until the 1960's.
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The papers include a number of medical extracts containing rules, hints, and guidelines used in the training of military nursing orderlies.
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The Wellington West Coast and Taranaki Regiment was formed in 1948, by the amalgamation of two regiments -the 7th Wellington West Coast Regt and the 11th Taranaki Regt. Both regiments trace their origins back to the Militia and Volunteers of the 1850s and 60s.
The collection includes a typescript of a proposed booklet Primus in Armis by David Rawson (1961), a mimeo of the Unit History: The Wellington West Coast and Taranaki Regiment(March 1858) and four journals Primus in Armis, the regimental quarterly journal (1959-1961).
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Gordon came to New Zealand in the 'Jane Lockhart' from Australia in 1867 and joined the Telegraph Department in 1873 and afterwards served in Wellington, Wanganui, Oamaru and New Plymouth for ten years. He transferred to the Lands and Survey Department in New Plymouth as a draughtsman in 1883.
He became secretary to the Marsland Hill Soldiers Memorial Committee. He was also accomplished at wood engravings and sketches. He died in 1936.
The collection comprises nine letters from various people regarding military personnel, 1899-1904; one notebook containing notes on military personnel; a Subscription List for the New Zealand War Memorial Marsland Hill, 1905-1909; handwritten notes detailing historic battles within the province of Taranaki, and various sketches and miscellaneous papers.
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C. W. Broad served in the 1st Battalion of the Taranaki Regiment. A collection of papers relating to his military training during World War Two.
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A Taranaki Military Settlers' Land Order (No 992) in favour of James Black, Ensign in No 2 Co. Dated 25 August 1864.
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