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Photograph album belonging to Captain R.T. Blake. The album has 26 double sided pages and contains approx 138 photographs. 122 of these photographs depict people and places in New Zealand while 16 of the photographs are of art works. The photographs include many portraits of Māori and settlers. Some photographs towards the front of the album are likely to be family members of Captain Blake as they are annotated with the surname Blake. There are also portraits of soldiers and companies of the Taranaki wars. As well as the portraits there are many pictures of New Zealand buildings and locations including New Plymouth buildings and locations (Waiwakaiho bridge, Marsland Hill and the Sugar Loaf islands). The majority of photographs are annotated throughout the album. Empty spaces are also annotated where photographs were probably intended to be attached. There is one loose page that has been placed near the middle of the album. It appears to be taken from a different album as it is smaller than the pages in this album. It has photographs of places in Taranaki on it.
The album is bound in green textured leather with a strip of brown leather down the spine and brown leather across the outer corners of the cover.
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PHO2015-0135

View of the Camphouse at North Egmont on the slopes of Mount Taranaki. Snow blankets the ground around the camphouse. Two men and a woman are standing in the deep snow. One of the men is wearing a three piece suit and a bowler hat. Mount Taranaki is visible in the background. The Camphouse was originally part of the military barracks complex built on Marsland Hill during the Taranaki Wars.
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PHO2013-0021

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Copy photograph of a sketch of Tataramaika Redoubt from the First Taranaki War. The redoubt is also known as Fort Strange. The original sketch is in the sketch book of Sergeant Hall of the Royal Engineers.
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PHO2013-0013

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Studio portrait of William Johnson. Johnson is standing and is wearing military uniform. He has an eye patch on one eye. One hand rests on the back of a wooden chair. On the left of the photograph a curtain is visible. The studio carpet is patterned. Johnson was a passenger on the "Amelia Thompson" ship that arrived in New Plymouth on 3 September 1841.
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PHO2012-0498

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Studio portrait of Jim Johnson, son of John and Mary Johnson. Johnson is standing between a table with a tassled table cloth and a chair. He is wearing military uniform and is holding a cane in one hand. His military cap is resting on the table. A curtain is visible on the left of the photograph. Johnson was a passenger on the "Amelia Thompson" ship that arrived in New Plymouth on 3 September 1841.
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PHO2012-0496

A large crowd of people is gathered outside the New Plymouth Savings Bank on Devon Street for the opening of the building by Governor General Viscount Bledisloe. Bledisloe addresses the crowd from a raised platform outside the bank, there are people seated behind him on the platform. The bank building is decorated with a New Zealand flag and the Union Jack.
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PHO2012-0483

Jack Raha stands before a large crowd at a launching ceremony for a boat powered by a Dodge 4 cyl. motor at Ohawe. He wears a light-coloured jacket and looks towards the camera. Another man, wearing a light-coloured shirt and suspenders stands on the extreme right hand side of the photograph. He is partially cropped by the frame. The crowd is gathered beneath a steep hill. Many in the crowd wear hats including one man wearing what appears to be a policemen's hat. Further groups of people watch the event from the hillside. The boat being launched proved to be very unreliable and prone to breaking down. The crew of the boat spent several nights stranded at sea living on raw fish and the boat ended up wrecked on a beach.
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PHO2012-0149

A large crowd of people are gathered outside the Kaponga Post Office to mark its opening in May 1903. Some members in the crowd are in fancy dress including a man in a distinctive pointy hat and another man in an outfit decorated with hearts. Two young men in military style uniforms carry a stretcher. Another man wearing a wide-brimmed hat is riding a horse. There are two other horses visible on the left hand edge of the photograph. Behind the crowd and the the post office other buildings and the remains of trees are visible. A sign on the building reads "Post Office".
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PHO2011-2511

Groups of men and women are scattered on and beside a rough road leading to a bridge on the left hand side of the photograph. All the men and women wear hats. Some horse-drawn carriages carrying people are approaching from the bridge. To the right of the bridge there is a building under construction. It is decorated with flags. There is a triangular shaped awning on the far right of the photograph, a New Zealand flag flies from it. A string of New Zealand flags and Union Jacks flies accross the sky. Some of these are starting to become detached from the string. Power lines and cables are visible along the road as it vanishes into the distance.
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PHO2011-2502

A large crowd of men and women are gathered before a man outside the main factory at Kaupokonui. The man addresses the crowd from a raised platform beneath a pyramid-shaped awning. A New Zealand? flag flies from one of the diagonal poles of the awning. The flags of other nations fly from ropes extending from the awning poles. Behind the speaker and flags a lot of scaffolding is visible. Most of the crowd wear hats. There are two horses in the bottom left hand side of the photograph.
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PHO2011-2501

Copy photograph of a studio portrait of five soldiers - Evans, Geary, Hope, Thompson and Whiteside - wounded during the battle at Te Ngutu o te Manu in 1868. They are all seated around a small table and are wearing suits. The man pictured on the left of the photograph has a pair of crutches resting against his legs. The man pictured in the centre has a bandage on his head. The photograph is included on page 12 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2500

Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Marmaduke George Nixon, who was killed at the battle of Rangiaowhia, near Te Awamutu, in the Waikato. The photograph is a bust portrait. Nixon is wearing a suit and has a beard. The photograph is included on page 12 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2499

Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Lieutenant H. Hunter, Wellington Rangers, killed at Te Ngutu o te Manu, South Taranaki, on 7 September 1868. Hunter is seated and is wearing full military uniform. He is holding an object in his hands. The photograph is included on page 12 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2498

Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Sergeant Maxwell and his father. Maxwell is standing behind the chair his father is seated on, with one hand resting on the chair back. His other hand is resting on his hip. He is looking directly at the camera. His father is seated in profile and is looking away from the camera. Both are wearing suits. A curtain is visible in the background. The photograph is included on page 12 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2497

Copy photograph of a studio portrait of J. D. Hewett and child. Hewett was killed by Maori in February 1865. The young girl is standing in front of Hewett, who is seated. He is looking down at her. The young girl is wearning a light coloured dress and is holding several toys. She is looking directly at the camera. The photograph is included on page 12 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2496

Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Lieutenant Hastings, Wellington Rangers, killed at Te Ngutu o te Manu, South Taranaki, on 7 September 1868. Hastings is standing next to a chair and is leaning on a cane. He is wearing a jacket, waistcoat and trousers. A top hat is sitting on the chair. Studio props are visible in the background. The photograph is included on page 12 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2495

Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Hemi Te Waka, scout for the Imperial Forces, killed at Ahikereru pa in the Urewera on 7 May 1869 while pursuing Te Kooti's forces. Te Waka is pictured standing holding a rifle in both hands. He is wearing trousers, a shirt and a waistcoat. An unidentified object is visible at his feet on the right of the image. The photograph is included on page 12 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2493

Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Charles William Broughton, interpreter to the Armed Constabulary Forces, killed at Kākaramea pā, north west of Pātea, on 1 October 1865. The photograph is a bust portrait and shows Broughton wearing a jacket and waistcoat. He has a beard. The photograph is included on page 11 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2492

Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Major William Magee Hunter, 1st Regiment of the Waikato Militia. He is seated and is wearing full military uniform. One arm is resting on a table. A studio backdrop is visible in the background. The photograph is included on page 11 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2491

Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Lieutenant Thomas Ormsby Johnstone, 40th Regiment, who died in the battle of Nukumaru, Waverley, on 25 January 1865. Johnstone is seated and is holding a cane between his legs. He is wearing a suit jacket with a waistcoat and has a long beard. The photograph is included on page 11 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2490

Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Private Richard Wallace, Wellington Rangers, who was killed in the battle at Te Ngutu o te Manu on 21 August 1868. Wallace is pictured standing between a table - draped with a patterned tablecloth - and a chair. He is wearing a suit. His hat is resting on top of the table. A painted backdrop is visible on the left of the image. The photograph is included on page 11 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2465

Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Lieutenant Bamber Gascoigne, killed during the attack on Pukearuhe Redoubt on 13 February 1869. Gascoigne is pictured leaning against a pedestal. He has a sword in one hand and his military cap sits on top of the pedestal. He is wearing military uniform and has a long beard. Studio props are visible in the background. The photograph is included on page 11 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2464

Copy photograph of a studio portrait of J. Fulloon, killed by Maori at Whakatane on 22 July 1865. The photograph is a bust portrait and shows Fulloon in profile. He is wearing a suit and has a goatee beard. The photograph is included on page 11 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2460

Copy photograph of a studio portrait of Reverend John Whiteley, killed at Pukearuhe Redoubt on 13 February 1869. Whiteley is seated in partial profile and holds a book in one hand. He is wearing a suit and a clerical collar. The photograph is included on page 11 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2458

Copy photograph of the Reverend Carl Sylvius Volkner, who was hanged by Maori at Opotiki on 2 March 1865. Volkner is pictured leaning against the frame of a doorway with an object held in one hand. He is wearing a suit and a clerical collar. The photograph is included on page 11 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2011-2457
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