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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

Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, talking to crowds in Devon Street, New Plymouth.
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PHO2012-0115

View of the large crowd that gathered in Devon Street to see Queen Elizabeth II. There are people standing on the awning of The Farmers' Co-op building on the right of the image.
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PHO2012-0114

Queen Elizabeth II waves at a crowd from the inside of a car.
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PHO2012-0113

A large crowd is gathered in Devon Street to see Queen Elizabeth II. She is walking with Mayor Denis (Denny) Sutherland.
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PHO2012-0112

A large crowd is gathered for the official opening of the Vivian Street Overbridge.
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PHO2012-0111

A large crowd is gathered for the official opening of the Vivian Street Overbridge.
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PHO2012-0110

A large crowd is gathered for the official opening of the Vivian Street Overbridge. Mayor of New Plymouth, Mr Denis Vaughan Sutherland, is shown cutting a ribbon.
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PHO2012-0109

View of the Bowl of Brooklands sound shell during the royal tour of New Zealand, 12-30 March 1970, by Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Princess Anne for the James Cook bicentenary celebrations. The royal party is pictured on the stage along with a large choir. Another group of dignitaries is visible on the right of the stage. A crowd of onlookers is gathered in the Bowl.
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PHO2012-0062

Princess Anne greeting equestrian riders, New Plymouth. She is pictured in the centre of the image wearing a green suit and hat. She is smiling at a young rider pictured on the right. Other riders and horses are also visible on the right of the image. A man wearing a blue suit is pictured on the left. Jean Moffat of New Plymouth is the woman standing in the background.
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PHO2012-0028

An audience is gathered inside the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery for a musical concert. Shirley Matthews is playing the piano and Gael Riddle is playing the cello. Seated behind the piano are Margaret Purdy (holding a clarinet) and Allan Purdy. The audience is seated on the left hand side of the photograph. Hanging on the wall are from left: a painting by Richard Killeen, Peter Siddell, "A Place to Stand," 1978, now in the collection of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, and an undientified artwork.
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PHO2012-0009

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

An opentop car decorated by Mrs N. G. Roebuck with an Egyptian theme for the Pukekura Park fete . The car has been covered in paper and palm fronds. In the car there is a male driver at the wheel, a female passenger on the back seat and two male attendants sitting on the fold back roof. All wear Egyptian costumes. The male attendants hold a flag with an Egyptian painting on it. The front of a second decorated car can be seen on the left of the photograph. An audience is gathered on the terraces behind the car. The decorated car won first prize.
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PHO2011-2450

Officers of H.M.N.Z.S. Taranaki standing in formation on Robe Street. A crowd watches from the side of the road.
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PHO2011-2202

Officers of H.M.N.Z.S. Taranaki standing in formation on Robe Street.
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PHO2011-2201

Officers of H.M.N.Z.S. Taranaki with Mr Denny Sutherland, Mayor of New Plymouth walks and captain of the H.M.N.Z.S Taranaki, Commander F.A.B. Lewis as the procession begins.
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PHO2011-2200

Officers of H.M.N.Z.S. Taranaki standing in formation. Mr Denny Sutherland, Mayor of New Plymouth walks with the captain of the H.M.N.Z.S Taranaki, Commander F.A.B. Lewis inspecting the uniforms of the officers.
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PHO2011-2199

Officers of H.M.N.Z.S. Taranaki standing in formation on Robe Street before a procession along Devon and Powderham Streets.
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PHO2011-2198

A procession of H.M.N.Z.S. Naval officers marching along Devon Street, near Robe Street.
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PHO2011-2197

A procession of H.M.N.Z.S. Naval officers marching along Powderham Street in front of The Daily News building.
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PHO2011-2196

A procession of H.M.N.Z.S. Naval officers marching in front of the New Plymouth Central Fire Station.
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PHO2011-2195

A procession of H.M.N.Z.S. Naval officers marching along Devon Street, New Plymouth.
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PHO2011-2194
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