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Glass plate copy negative of original photograph depicting John Fleming. The original photograph was a group portrait and the copy negative shows Fleming with a woman partially visible on his right and a man partially visible on his left. Fleming is wearing a suit jacket and waistcoat over a light-toned shirt and a tie. He has a fob chain on his left side. He is also wearing a hat. The shoulder of the woman on his right has been scratched out on the negative, presumably so that the portrait of Fleming can be cut into an oval without the shoulder being seen.
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PHO2016-0061

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Glass plate negative portrait of Mr Kuriger. Kuriger is seated and is looking directly at the camera. He is wearing a three-piece suit with a shirt and tie, and has a fob chain on his left. He has a full moustache and short hair parted on his left side.
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PHO2015-0278

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Glass plate negative showing three children standing together in fancy dress. The girl in the middle is Charlotte Daphne Anne Rowland (later Horo) and the boy on the right is Harry Rowland. The child on the left is dressed in Scottish fancy dress with a kilt, sash, sporran, sash and hat. Charlotte is dressed as a fairy with a a light dress, wings, and a star wand and headband. She is standing on a stool. Harry is wearing light-toned mid-length trousers and a shirt with a dark sash, socks and a hat.
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PHO2015-0240

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Glass plate negative showing Charlotte Daphne Anne Rowland (later Horo) dressed as a fairy. She is wearing a light-toned dress covered with lace, and is also wearing knee-high socks and light shoes. She has wings attached to the back of the dress and is wearing a headband with stars on it. She is holding a wand with a star at the end in her right hand and is standing on a stool.
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PHO2015-0239

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Glass plate negative of Tom Cox and Miss Warner with their guests on their wedding day, May 1917. Tom and Miss Warner are seated in the center of the front row. Tom is wearing military uniform and Miss Warner is wearing a dark-toned outfit with a white collar and hat. She is holding a bouquet. Tom's groomsman is seated on his right and he is also wearing military uniform. Miss Warner's bridesmaid is seated on her left and is wearing a dark-toned outfit with a white collar and a dark hat, and is also holding a bouquet. There are eight men standing in the back row. There are four men standing in the third row, two of whom are only partially visible on the right, along with five women and one child. There are two men standing in the second row, with the man on the right holding a child, along with eight women and three other children. In the front row from left there is a man and woman seated next to the groomsman followed by Tom Cox, Miss Warner and the bridesmaid, with a woman seated on the far right. Two children are sitting on the ground on the right. The group is gathered outside in front of a hedge.
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PHO2015-0162

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Glass plate negative of Tom Cox and Miss Warner on their wedding day, May 1917. Tom is wearing military uniform and is standing next to the bride. Miss Warner is seated in a cane chair. She is wearing a dark-toned full-length skirt with a jacket over a white shirt with a large fringed collar. She is also wearing a light-toned hat with a wide brim and is holding a bouquet. A groomsman is standing on Tom's right, also wearing military uniform. A bridesmaid is standing on Mss Warner's left, wearing a dark-toned full-length skirt and jacket over a white shirt with a large fringed collar. She is also wearing a dark-toned hat with a wide brim and lighter edges, and is holding a bouquet. The group are positioned in a studio setting with a painted backdrop including a window and draped curtain behind them. The corner of a chair is partially visible on the right.
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PHO2015-0161

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Glass plate negative showing the men of the Boardman family of Oaonui. Standing in the back row from left is John, Frederick Junior and Francis (Frank) Boardman. Seated in the front row on the left is Frederick Boardman Senior and standing in the front row on the right is Leslie Boardman. John, Frank and Frederick Senior are all wearing dark-tone suit jackets and pants with ties whereas Frederick Junior is wearing military uniform. Leslie is wearing a dark-tone jacket with short pants and no shoes. The group is gathered on the grass in front of the porch of a house. There is a window partially visible on the right with a lace curtain hanging in it.
Accession No
PHO2015-0141

Glass plate negative showing Mr W. Jeffries (left) standing with Private F. Boardman. Jeffries is wearing a dark-toned three-piece suit over a shirt and tie and has a watch attached to his waistcoat. Boardman is in military uniform and is standing with his left hand on his waist and his right hand on his right knee. There is a wooden bench or table between them. There is a painted studio backdrop showing a stylised landscape scene in the background.
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PHO2015-0126

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Glass plate negative showing Private F. Boardman standing in military uniform. He has short hair and is clean-shaven. There is a painted studio backdrop showing a stylised landscape scene in the background. A vertical panel along the left side of the negative is lighter in tone than the rest.
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PHO2015-0125

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Glass plate negative showing Ethel Eva Boardman seated at a wicker table. She is wearing a full-length dark dress with buttons down the front, dark stockings and lace-up shoes. She has a long string of pearls around her neck and a large bow in her hair. She is also wearing a watch. She is holding a large book open on the table. There is a small rug on the floor in the foreground and a painted studio backdrop with a window and elaborate wallpaper design can be seen in the background. There is also a chair partially visible on the left.

Ethel Eva Boardman (1902-1994) was the daughter of Frederick Hobdill and Annie Elizabeth Boardman (nee Wright). Born in Oaonui, she married Ernest William (Bill) Briscoe in 1920 and died in Opunake in 1994.
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PHO2015-0123

Seated portrait of Mary Ann Smith (nee Golding), wife of Edward Metcalf Smith. Mary is seated at one end of a large and elaborate wicker bench. She is wearing a full-length dark gown with beading on the front and sheer polka-dot sleeves. She is also wearing dark elbow-length gloves, a choker necklace and a hairpeice. She is holding a fan in her right hand. A painted backdrop with a large vase of flowers can be seen in the background.
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PHO2015-0112

Three-quarter length studio portrait of Edward Metcalf Smith. Edward is wearing a long dark coat over a light waistcoat and shirt and dark trousers. He has a moustache and beard. He is holding a book in his left hand. There is a cane chair on his left and a painted studio backdrop visible in the background.
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PHO2015-0111

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Glass plate copy negative of Trooper Arthur Kitchingman. He is wearing military uniform and is seated in a curved wooden chair. There is a table to his right with a vase of flowers, a book and a hat on it. Arthur is seated in front of a painted studio background with decorative panels and a draped curtain.
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PHO2015-0070

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James Fletcher Clouston (known as Jock) with his cousins James Alexander (known as Jimmy), Thomas William (known as Tom) and Dorothy Lyon (known as Donnie) Clouston (from left). Jock is seated on a stool and is holding a toy bear. Jimmy is standing behind the group. Donnie is seated on a wicker chair with Tom in her lap, and Tom is looking at a book. Both older boys are wearing light-tone shirts with ties and shorts, and both Tom and Donnie are wearing light-tone gowns.
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PHO2015-0018

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James Alexander Clouston seated in a chair. He is wearing a dark suit with a mid tone tie. There is a ceremonial fringed Freemason's collar around his neck with the silver fern, 'NZ', and other symbols on it. A painted studio backdrop is visible in the background.
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PHO2015-0017

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Thomas William Clouston at 2 years old. Thomas is wearing a light toned dress and has no shoes on. He is standing on a rug at a low table and holding a paintbrush in a tin. The table also has a doll sitting on it. A painted studio backdrop is visible in the background.
Accession No
PHO2015-0013

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Full length quarter profile portrait of James Alexander Clouston (known as Jimmy), age 7. Jimmy is wearing a scouting uniform and holding a long pole. He is standing in front of a painted landscape studio backdrop.
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PHO2015-0010

Photograph album with brown and gold embossed cover. The album has 13 pages and contains 72 photographs, the majority of which are albumen carte de visites. There are also three cabinet cards, one tintype, and a small number of printing-out paper prints. The majority of the carte de visites were made in New Plymouth by W.A. Collis, H.Webster, Hoby or T.S. Muir, although a small number were made by photography studios elsewhere including Melbourne, Cape Town, London and Paris. Several of the photographs have been hand-tinted.

Very few of the photographs are annotated. Those that are include the names John Rowe, Miss Jessie North[illegible], 'Counsin Jane', W. M. Lunley, Mrs Judge (later Gawler), Reverend Spicer, Harry Hones and Archdeacon Govett. The name Arthur Callaghan is written in the album twice, independantly from any photographs. Pug dogs also feature in two of the photographs. One photograph of particular note shows an unidentified man wearing a 'Te Ope Whakaora' (Salvation Army Maori Mission) hat and seated with a Pakeha woman and toddler along with a young Maori girl.

The pages in the back half of the album have been glued together and hollowed out to accommodate a music box mechanism that has been secured to the inside back cover.
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PHO2014-0386

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Glass plate negative showing Dick Barron at one year old. He is standing at a block-like studio prop in front of a stylised painted landscape backdrop. He is wearing a light-toned romper and a bonnet, and is holding a spoon.
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PHO2014-0382

Glass plate negative portrait of Signaller Leo Valentine Hickey, 1917. Hickey is shown wearing military uniform. He is seated with his left arm resting on a table.

Hickey was born in Opunake on 2 November 1894 to parents John Cornelius Hickey and Honora Hickey (nee Stack). He worked as a clerk before serving in WWI, embarking on 16 November 1917. He married Josephine May Lawson and had four children, and died on 11 October 1928 in Opua, Northland.
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PHO2014-0371

Group portrait of, from left to right, groomsman John Sydney Hickey, Groom William Wright, bride Stella Wright (nee Hickey) and an unidentified bridesmaid standing together in an outside location. The men are wearing dark-tone suits with light-tone shirts. Stella is wearing a light-tone ankle-length gown with a hat and veil and holds a large bouquet. The bridesmaid is wearing a long light-tone gown and wide brimemd hat and holds a bouquet. The photograph is recorded as having been taken at Te Poka Road in Rahotū.
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PHO2014-0186

Wedding portrait of William Wright and Stella Wright (nee Hickey) standing together in an outside location. William is wearing a dark-tone suit with light-tone shirt and flowers in his left button-hole. Stella is wearing a light-tone ankle-length gown with a hat and veil and holds a large bouquet. The photograph is recorded as having been taken at Te Poka Road in Rahotū.
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PHO2014-0185

Carte de visite of Robert Davies as a young child. Davies is sitting on a chair with fringing around the bottom of the seat and back. He is leaning up against a pillow that is propped against a pillar. He is wearing a light-tone top with dark sleeves and a striped belt around his chest. He is also wearing shoes with knee-high socks. Davies is holding something in his right hand. The carte de visite has a red border around the edge.
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PHO2013-0114

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Half-length portrait of Taringa Bishop, the first wife of Rua Moe Tahuna. Taringa is wearing a dark-tone blouse or dress with a tartan scarf tied at the neck. She has moko on her chin and wears her hair loose. She is seated in front of a dark-tone curtain.
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PHO2013-0101

Name/Title
Full-length seated portrait of a young woman identified as Annie Henry (nee Bishop). Annie was known as "Black Annie". Annie is seated in a cane chair. She wears a tartan blouse over a long mid-tone and high-necked dress. Annie has white feathers in her hair. She rests her hands in her lap. She is seated in front of a studio backdrop depicting ferns and reeds beside water. There are curtains hanging on either side of this water-scene.
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PHO2013-0100
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