Sort Ascending
filters
More Options
Shortlist
  •   Add All to Shortlist
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 Maori 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.
Accession No
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.
Accession No
PHO2013-0021

Name/Title
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.
Accession No
PHO2013-0013

Name/Title
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.
Accession No
PHO2012-0498

Name/Title
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.
Accession No
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.
Accession No
PHO2012-0483

View of Peace celebrations in Devon Street,celebrating the armistice and end of World War One. A long procession leads eastwards up Devon Street. The procession includes a decorated truck, several people dressed as clowns and a large group of young men lead by a drummer. Crowds of observers line either side of the street. More people watch from the awnings of shops.
Accession No
PHO2012-0402

View the large queue of women gathered on the footpath outside Whites Ltd during a wool sale in 1942. Wool was being rationed due to World War II. One woman is seated on a chair beside the queue.
Accession No
PHO2012-0316

Candid photograph of a large number of women crowded into Whites Ltd during a wool sale in 1942. Wool was being rationed at the time because of World War II. Some women stand at or lean on long wooden tables on the right hand side of the photograph. Ration books are visible on these tables.
Accession No
PHO2012-0315

A large crowd of people is queued up outside the Whites Ltd building on Devon Street, New Plymouth during a wool sale in 1942. Wool was being rationed at the time due to World War II.Tram lines are visible in the street and a tram can be seen leaving the frame on the extreme left hand side of the photograph.
Accession No
PHO2012-0314

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.
Accession No
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".
Accession No
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.
Accession No
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.
Accession No
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".
Accession No
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".
Accession No
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".
Accession No
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".
Accession No
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".
Accession No
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".
Accession No
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".
Accession No
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".
Accession No
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".
Accession No
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".
Accession No
PHO2011-2490

Kenneth Charles [Ken] Morgan (left), Leslie John Cecil Medway [Jack; nickname 'Nuts'] Medway (centre) and Ray Cursons (right) walking in a military training camp, possibly Palmerston North, prior to being posted during WWII. Both Morgan and Medway are shirtless and are wearing trousers with suspenders. Medway's suspenders are hanging off his trousers. Medway is holding an object in one hand. Cursons is also wearing trousers and a shirt. He has an object tucked under his arm. All three men are looking directly at the camera. Military buildings and bell tents are visible in the background. Morgan and Medway were best friends from New Plymouth. In 1943 Medway was posted to Italy with the 22 Infantry Battalion. He was killed in action on 30 July 1944. Five days before he died he wrote a letter to Morgan, which was found amongst his possessions after he died and was returned to his family. The letter was forwarded to Morgan in 2004 by Brian Medway, Jack Medway's brother, 60 years after it was originally written (see ARC2011-265).
Accession No
PHO2011-2489
Loading...