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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.
Accession No
PHO2015-0240

Name/Title
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.
Accession No
PHO2015-0239

Name/Title
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.
Accession No
PHO2015-0018

Name/Title
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

Name/Title
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.
Accession No
PHO2015-0010

Name/Title
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.
Accession No
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.
Accession No
PHO2014-0371

Glass plate negative showing the gravesite of and memorial to Miss Mary Beatrix Dobie. The site is surrounded by an elaborate iron fence with bushes and scrub behind. There is a large stone cross and chain on top of the memorial. The memorial reads "In memory of Mary Beatrix. Daugher of Major H.M. Dobie, Late Madras Army and Ellen Dobie. Born 22nd Dec. 1850. Died 25th Nov. 1880."

Englishwoman and artist Mary was murdered at Te Namu Bay, Opunake while on holiday. Her murderer Tuhiata (known as Tuhi) confessed to the crime and was hanged on December 29 1880.
Accession No
PHO2014-0360

Large group photograph of students and some staff of Opunake School posed in front of a school building. The woman seated at the centre of the group with a rugby ball on the ground in front of her is headmistress and teacher Stella Hickey. The photograph was taken at the opening of the school building behind the group.
Accession No
PHO2014-0187

St Barnabas Anglican Church on Tasman Street, Opunake. The wooden church is in the Gothic Revival style and was built in 1895 using donated timber. It has a steeply inclined roof and a distinctive tall belfry. The architectect was Frederick de Jersey Clere. Two wooden buttresses are visible on the wall of the nave. These were added in 1897 to strengthen the church against strong westerlies. A low wire and scrub fence surrounds the church.
Accession No
PHO2013-0082

View of the Rogers' House on King Street, Opunake. The house is viewed from the opposite side of the street. The house is wooden, single-storied and has two chimneys. It has a porch with stone walls and pillars at the front.
Accession No
PHO2013-0081

Interior view of a room in the Rogers' house on King Street, Opunake. The room is heavily decorated. It is furnished with tables, several arm chairs, stools, a cabinet and a piano. The upper section of the walls is covered in floral and bird patterned wall paper. There are several framed artworks hanging on the lower section of the walls and mounted photographs on the mantlepiece. There are vases, some of which hold flowers, on the mantlepiece, the cabinet, tables and piano. Frilled light fittings hang from the ceiling.
Accession No
PHO2013-0080

A group of six young girls in dancing costume strike a pose in front of a backdrop of curtains and a window. Two of the girls are seated on a low bench. The remaining four stand around the seated girls in a semi-circular formation.
Accession No
PHO2013-0058

View of a large crowd of people gathered outside the Opunake Post Office during a Peace Day celebration. A young man in the foreground is holding a Union Jack flag.
Accession No
PHO2013-0042

Name/Title
Studio portrait of Marjorie Emily Shirley (later Walter). Marjorie is seated up-right on a table. The table is covered with a dark-toned cloth. Marjorie wears a light-toned smock and holds hers arms out-stretched. She has moved during the exposure so her hands and feet are blurred.
Accession No
PHO2013-0034

View of the Bank of New South Wales building on the corner of Tasman and Napier Streets, Opunake. There is a car parked outside the bank.
Accession No
PHO2012-0480

Name/Title
Formal studio portrait of the three Affleck sisters with their young brother David. The sisters have been identified as, from left to right: Jessie Ann, Catherine and Mary Ellen. The children stand around a small wicker table that has a pot holding a fern and arum lilies on it. There is a small fluffy rug on the floor on the right. Some flax is visible on the extreme left and right of the photograph. The sisters wear dark-toned dresses with ornate light-toned lace collars. David wears a sailor suit and hat. The hat has the name of a ship on it but the writing is obscured. The children stand in front a painted studio backdrop.
Accession No
PHO2012-0328

Name/Title
Formal studio portrait of three Affleck sisters with their young brother David. The sisters have been identified as, from left to right: Jessie Ann, Catherine and Mary Ellen. They stand around a small wicker table that has a pot holding a fern and arum lilies on it. There is a small fluffy rug on the floor on the right. Some flax is visible on the extreme left and right of the photograph. The sisters wear dark-toned dresses with ornate light-toned lace collars. David wears a sailor suit and hat. The hat has the name of a ship on it but the writing is obscured. The children stand in front a painted studio backdrop.
Accession No
PHO2012-0327

Name/Title
Formal studio portrait of three Affleck sisters, identified as, from left to right: Catherine, Mary Ellen and Jessie Ann. The sisters stand around a small wicker table that has a pot holding a fern on it. There is a tall ceramic pot, also holding a fern, in front of the sisters, slightly to the right. There is a small fluffy rug on the floor on the left. The sisters wear dark-toned dresses with ornate light-toned lace collars. They stand in front a painted studio backdrop and curtain.
Accession No
PHO2012-0326

Name/Title
Formal studio portrait of three Affleck sisters, identified as, from left to right: Catherine, Mary Ellen and Jessie Ann. The sisters are gathered around a small wicker table that has a pot holding a fern on it. Part of another pot, also holding a fern, appears in front of the sisters. The sisters wear dark-toned dresses with ornate light-toned lace collars and stand in front a studio backdrop and curtain.
Accession No
PHO2012-0325

Name/Title
Formal studio portrait of three Affleck sisters identified as, from left to right: Catherine, Mary Ellen and Jessie Ann. The sisters are gathered around a small wicker table that has a pot holding a fern on it. A tall ceramic pot, also holding a fern, is placed in front of the sisters. The sisters wear dark-toned dresses with ornate light-toned lace collars. They stand in front a studio backdrop and curtain. To the left of the backdrop is a band of fabric with a stylised floral pattern.
Accession No
PHO2012-0324

Name/Title
Formal studio portrait of four out of five Affleck brothers. The brothers have been identified as, from left to right: Thomas Affleck, Francis (Frank) Affleck (seated in a wicker chair), David Affleck (at the front, leaning on Frank), and James Affleck.The brothers are formally dressed. A pot plant and book rest on a table to the left of the group. There is a tall, ornate ceramic pot holding a fern in front of the boy on the left. Another pot holding a fern sits on a wicker table to the right of the group. Robert's feet rest on a small fluffy rug. The brothers stand in front of a studio back drop featuring a ferns, stylised flora and a curtain.
Accession No
PHO2012-0322

Group of nine factory hands from the Pihama Dairy Factory posed together in front of a building. One holds a large round of cheese in his hands, stamped with the words "PIHAMA / FULL CREAM FACTORY CHEESE / NEW ZEALAND PRODUCE". The man fourth from the left is tickling another man under the chin. A child is also visible on the left of the image.
Accession No
PHO2011-2417

A group of school children posed in a formation outside Opunake School on opening day.
Accession No
PHO2011-2006

Name/Title
A woman seated in a chair on the verandah of Mr A. Lawn's house. A child sits in the doorway to the house.
Accession No
PHO2011-2005
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