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Formal portrait of eight former presidents of the Taranaki Women's Club. The women are seated in two rows. Standing in the back row are Mrs D. Anstis (president 1975-1976), Mrs M. Mercer (president 1981-1983 and 1989-1990), Mrs E. King (president 1984-85), Mrs T. Petch (president 1986-1988) and Mrs I. Burn (president 1991-1992). Seated in the front row are Mrs G. Ormrod (president 1994-1996), Mrs I. V. Hills (president 1999) and Mrs N. Colson (president 1993 and 1997-1998). The photograph was taken in the Taranaki Women's Club clubrooms on Powderham Street, New Plymouth. Furniture is visible behind them.
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PHO2013-0149

Group portait of nine male staff members of Rothery's Kahui Sawmill in Rahotū, Taranaki. The sawmill was owned by Jacob Rothery. The men are photographed amongst thick bush and are arranged in two rows. Five men are seated on a wooden beam in the front row. One of these seated men is seated with his back towards the camera. The four other men are staning in the back. The man third from the left in the front row is petting a dog which is seated at his feet.
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PHO2013-0066

Copy negative of photograph of a group of 23 men and women seated and standing in three rows in an outdoor setting at the Rahotū Primary School 75th Jubilee. The men and women were students at the school in the years 1884-1899. Some of the men and women are wearing bell-shaped tags on their lapels. A banner behind the group reads "1884-1899" and is being held up by two young boys who can be seen in gaps between the people in the back row. A plaque on the ground in front of the group reads "1". Man on the far left, back row is Marc Voullaire. The woman third from the left in the front row is Peti Lewis (nee Conroy). The woman fifth from the left in the front row is Te Huna Rangi (nee Conroy). The man standing on the right with a walking star is Henry Kitchingman.
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PHO2013-0052

Roy Charters and Rowan Guthrie, wearing military uniform, pictured at Bell Block, New Plymouth. Guthrie is seated on the right and has a pipe in his mouth. Charters is standing next to him with his hands in his pockets. An image of a military aircraft is visible behind them. Both men were posted to the military base in New Plymouth in 1944 and became good friends while they were there. Charters had purchased Arthur Glanville-Clark's studio in 1938, which was run by Charters' wife Shirley during the war. Charters and Guthrie eventually decided to go into business together, Rowan Guthrie buying into the business in circa 1950. Their firm, Charters and Guthrie, became very well known and respected in New Plymouth.
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PHO2013-0039

Halftone copy of photograph of two-storied wooden house known as 'Fleetwood' Cottage, located at 38 Carrington Street, New Plymouth. The house has a verandah on its lower level. A woman is seated on the edge of the verandah and a young boy, wearing a sailor suit, is standing at the top of steps leading from the verandah to the garden. 'Fleetwood' cottage was bought by Hal Goodacre in circa 1883.
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PHO2013-0030

Mr and Mrs Rusling and family stand outside their house in Inglewood. The family group is lined up outside their front door, Mr Rusling stands on the left, Mrs Rusling stands beside him, holding a young child. Two boys and an older girl complete the line. The house is made of weather board with a corrugated iron roof.
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PHO2013-0015

Mr and Mrs J. Jackson stand outside the front door to their home at 158 Rata Street, Inglewood. The house is made from weather board with a corrugated iron roof and a brick chimney. It was built in 1898.
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PHO2013-0014

Studio portrait of three generations of women. Mrs Martha Wills, nee Bishop, is seated in the centre in a cane armchair. Martha's daughter Pamela Louisa (Eliza) Willing, nee Wills, stands on the left of the photograph. Pamela's daughter Isabella Roseline Maidstone Willing (later Hawkins), is standing on the right. A table and plants are visible on the left of the photograph.
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PHO2012-0507

Part of a larger wedding photograph of the wedding of Wyndham Harry Wills to Josephine Phyllis Green, the rest of the photograph has been lost. The surviving part shows twelve adults and a young boy seated and standing in an outdoor setting. Seated fourth and fifth from the left are Wyndham Wills' parents, Thomas John Wills and Martha Wills (nee Bishop). Thomas and Martha were passsengers on the Timandra. Thomas is wearing the New Zealand medal he was awarded for his involvement in the Taranaki Wars.
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PHO2012-0506

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Studio portrait of Mrs Agnes Veale (nee Cole), wife of John Veale. Mrs Veale is seated and is holding a young child on her lap. She is wearing a dress and a bonnet. The child is also wearing a dress. A table is visible on the left of the image. It is covered with a tassled table cloth and is supporting a vase of flowers. A curtain is also visible on the left. The carpet is patterned. John and Agnes Veale arrived in New Plymouth aboard the "Hamilla Mitchell" settler ship on 3 February 1854. They were accompanied by a number of their children.
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PHO2012-0504

Photograph album compiled by Keith Gladstone Russell. Contains approximately 450 silver gelatin photographs of mountaineering, tramping and skiing trips in various North Island locations including Mount Taranaki and Tongariro National Park. The album also includes photographs from Russell's high school and College of Education days. Some of the photographs are accompanied by Russell's type-written accounts of the mountaineering and tramping trips.
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PHO2012-0487

Collection of photographs and negatives relating to Ivon Watkins Ltd (established 1944), later known as Ivon Watkins-Dow Ltd (1964-1990), which produced agricultural products including herbicides and and pesticides. The company was based at 89 Paritutu Road, New Plymouth. The collection consists of 36 colour prints, 32 black and white prints, 2 black and white sheet negatives, 5 colour 35mm strip negatives and 1 colour slide. The photographs depict mostly views of the company's operations and premises taken by various commercial photography studios. The collection also features several photographs of company co-founder Daniel Anthony (Dan) Watkins.
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PHO2012-0404

Interior view of New Plymouth Sash and Door Company Gill Street factory. Staff members are seen standing next to various pieces of large milling machinery. There is a large pile of cut timber on the middle of the composition.
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PHO2012-0400

Six mounted and annotated silver gelatin photographs relating to the activities of Ivon Watkins Ltd, later known as Ivon Watkins-Dow Ltd. Titles of photographs are: "Ivon Watkins Ltd. Aerial Operators' Technical School, April 1956"; "Ivon Watkins Limited Spray Contractors' Conference, New Plymouth - April 30th-May 1st, 1957"; "Ivon Watkins Ltd. Master Distributors' Conference 1960"; "Ivon Watkins Limited Weedone Specialists School of Instruction, New Plymouth 1962"; "Ivon Watkins-Dow Limited Agricultural Chemical Sales Seminar, August 1964"; "Ivon Watkins-Dow Limited Agricultural Chemical Sales Division 1968".
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PHO2012-0399

Group portrait of New Plymouth Sash and Door Company staff gathered outside the company's Gill Street factory. The staff sit or stand beside vehicles and trailers. Some staff are also posed in an upper storey window on the left. A sign on the building reads "Sash & Door Co" and a sign on one of the vehicles reads "New Plymouth Sash & Door Coy Ltd"
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PHO2012-0396

Wedding portrait of Frederick Samuel Butler and Alice Mary Butler (nee Woodhead), parents of Frederick Burdett Butler. Frederick and Alice stand outside on a rug in front of shrubbery with linked arms. Alice wears a long gown, gloves, a veil with floral decorations and holds a large bouquet. Frederick wears a suit, gloves, a thick moustache and flowers in his button hole.
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PHO2012-0395

Alice Ivy Butler stands beside her brother Frederick Burdett Butler in what is possibly a studio interior. Frederick has his right arm around Alice. Alice wears a light-toned dress with lace detailing and light-toned hair ribbons, shoes and socks. Frederick wears a light-toned shirt and and shorts with a dark-toned belt, boots and socks.
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PHO2012-0350

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Formal staff photograph of 23 Whites Ltd staff members arranged in three loose rows outside a building. Inscriptions on the mount identify some of the sitters as Alf North, Len Case, Mr Chatterton, Mr Neville, Rose Lee, Mr Brookes, Miss Pearl, Miss McHalick, Miss Linda Fenwicke, Miss Russell, Miss Coombes, Miss Sole, Miss Fenwicke, Miss Scott and Miss Lister. Inscriptions on the mount also note staff members who are absent and the department of each staff member.
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PHO2012-0337

A large group of Stratford High School Pupils is gathered inside Kleeman and Bishop's Garage in Stratford. The students are sitting around long tables. The students are drinking with straws out of glass bottles. All the students have turned to face the photographer. Several of the also raise their bottles to the photographer. The dark figure of a man is visible behind the students at the back of the garage.
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PHO2012-0246

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Joseph and Mary Wooldridge are gathered with their five sons in a grassy area in front of some large trees. Jospeh and Mary are seated infront of their sons, they hold a large framed photographic portrait of a man between them.The framed picture is that of Harry Wooldridge, whom passed tragically in 1906 on a ship SS Valencia, the wreck of 1906. The five sons stand in a row behind their parents and have been identified as, from left to right, Joseph, Eb, Stan, Bert and Ernest. The sons wear flowers in their button holes.
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PHO2012-0237

Three photographs have been joined together to form a panorama of the Pukekura Park Sportsground during the 1949 New Zealand Pipe Band Contest. A group of pipe bands is gathered in the centre of the sportground. A large audience watches from the terraces.
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PHO2012-0224

Formal photograph of 23 men and women who were students of Te Kiri School between the years 1900-1910. The photograph was taken at the Te Kiri School Golden Jubilee in 1950. The people are arranged in four rows, they have been identified as, from left to right, back row: unknown, unknown. 3rd Row: Fred Watson, Bert Hirst, Tom Coupe, unknown, Jim Munro, unknown. 2nd Row: __ Lockley, Grace Short (Huwiler), unknown, unknown, Ivy Horgan (Coupe), Baden Watson. Front row: unknown, unknown, Tottie Sayed (Watson), unknown, unknown, Agnes Collins, Ruby Hirst, Violet Watson (Coupe). A sign reading "Te Kiri School / Golden Jubilee / 1900 1910" rests against the legs of those in the centre of the front row.
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PHO2012-0221

Formal class photograph of 32 students of Mangahume School in 1937. Mangahume School was near Opunake.The students are arranged in four rows in an outside area. A boy in the centre of the front row holds a sign that reads "Mangahume School 1937". The names of the students have been given as, from left to right, back row: ___Ratahi, Rena Hohaia, Rayma Ratahi, Betty Hohaia, Molly Morris, Jean Short, Eric Markham, Terrence Hickey, Gordon Markham.Third row: Bobby Ratahi, Dick Pope, Sammy Thompson, Charlie Short, Rex Hohaia, Gordon Smith, Melvyn Hohaia, Maurice Chisholm. Second row: Shirley Hendrick, Betty Hendrick, Gladys Pope, Zeala Best, Mary Markham, Audrey Chisholm, Vinnie Tito. Front row: Maurice Pope, unknown, Bryce Hohaia, Bob Hendrick, Murray Hickey, Mervyn Smith, Lynne Gatenby.
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PHO2012-0220

Carte-de-visite of John Joll (1838-1879), his wife Fanny (nee Harrison) and their family. John Joll stands behind his seated wife who has an infant resting in her lap. Two of the couple's young boys stand on either side of their mother and each rests a their mother's shoulders. A third young boy stands beside his mother's left knee.
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PHO2012-0082

Carte-de-visite of Samuel Joll (1832-1899) seated in a photographic studio with his three sons. One son is seated in Joll's lap while the other two stand on either side of him. Samuel Joll and his sons are all formally dressed. The boys wear matching smocks with light-coloured collars and neck ties. The son on Joll's left hand side is holding a hat. The group are arranged in an elaborate studio setting that includes a painted backdrop of Mount Taranaki, an ornate chair and a curtain.
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PHO2012-0081
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