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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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Formal portrait of eight former presidents of the Taranaki Women's Club. The women are seated in two rows. Standing in the back row are Mrs D. Anstis (president 1975-1976), Mrs M. Mercer (president 1981-1983 and 1989-1990), Mrs E. King (president 1984-85), Mrs T. Petch (president 1986-1988) and Mrs I. Burn (president 1991-1992). Seated in the front row are Mrs G. Ormrod (president 1994-1996), Mrs I. V. Hills (president 1999) and Mrs N. Colson (president 1993 and 1997-1998). The photograph was taken in the Taranaki Women's Club clubrooms on Powderham Street, New Plymouth. Furniture is visible behind them.
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Sister Grant poses a stone wall at the entrance to the Opunake Cottage Hospital on Layard Street, Opunake. Sister Grant is dressed in a light-toned nurses' uniform and headdress. The hospital is a single-storied building with arched windows and entrance ways at the front. The hospital was built in 1922.
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Group portait of nine male staff members of Rothery's Kahui Sawmill in Rahotū, Taranaki. The sawmill was owned by Jacob Rothery. The men are photographed amongst thick bush and are arranged in two rows. Five men are seated on a wooden beam in the front row. One of these seated men is seated with his back towards the camera. The four other men are staning in the back. The man third from the left in the front row is petting a dog which is seated at his feet.
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A view of Inglewood Town Hall under construction. The building has two storeys. There is scaffolding on the building facade. Eleven men and two young boys are posed outside the building in the foreground of the photograph. There is a cart with a load of timber in the bottom right corner of the photograph.
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Copy negative of photograph of a group of 23 men and women seated and standing in three rows in an outdoor setting at the Rahotū Primary School 75th Jubilee. The men and women were students at the school in the years 1884-1899. Some of the men and women are wearing bell-shaped tags on their lapels. A banner behind the group reads "1884-1899" and is being held up by two young boys who can be seen in gaps between the people in the back row. A plaque on the ground in front of the group reads "1".
Back row: The man on the far left is Marc Voullaire, the man standing on the far right with a walking stick is Henry Kitchingman..
Front row: The woman first from the left is Annie Riddell (nee Rothery), third from the left is Peti Lewis (nee Conroy), the woman fifth from the left is Te Huna Rangi (nee Conroy).
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Roy Charters and Rowan Guthrie, wearing military uniform, pictured at Bell Block, New Plymouth. Guthrie is seated on the right and has a pipe in his mouth. Charters is standing next to him with his hands in his pockets. An image of a military aircraft is visible behind them. Both men were posted to the military base in New Plymouth in 1944 and became good friends while they were there. Charters had purchased Arthur Glanville-Clark's studio in 1938, which was run by Charters' wife Shirley during the war. Charters and Guthrie eventually decided to go into business together, Rowan Guthrie buying into the business in circa 1950. Their firm, Charters and Guthrie, became very well known and respected in New Plymouth.
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Halftone copy of photograph of two-storied wooden house known as 'Fleetwood' Cottage, located at 38 Carrington Street, New Plymouth. The house has a verandah on its lower level. A woman is seated on the edge of the verandah and a young boy, wearing a sailor suit, is standing at the top of steps leading from the verandah to the garden. 'Fleetwood' cottage was bought by Hal Goodacre in circa 1883.
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Mr and Mrs Rusling and family stand outside their house in Inglewood. The family group is lined up outside their front door, Mr Rusling stands on the left, Mrs Rusling stands beside him, holding a young child. Two boys and an older girl complete the line. The house is made of weather board with a corrugated iron roof.
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Mr and Mrs J. Jackson stand outside the front door to their home at 158 Rata Street, Inglewood. The house is made from weather board with a corrugated iron roof and a brick chimney. It was built in 1898.
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Studio portrait of three generations of women. Mrs Martha Wills, nee Bishop, is seated in the centre in a cane armchair. Martha's daughter Pamela Louisa (Eliza) Willing, nee Wills, stands on the left of the photograph. Pamela's daughter Isabella Roseline Maidstone Willing (later Hawkins), is standing on the right. A table and plants are visible on the left of the photograph.
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Part of a larger wedding photograph of the wedding of Wyndham Harry Wills to Josephine Phyllis Green, the rest of the photograph has been lost. The surviving part shows twelve adults and a young boy seated and standing in an outdoor setting. Seated fourth and fifth from the left are Wyndham Wills' parents, Thomas John Wills and Martha Wills (nee Bishop). Thomas and Martha were passsengers on the Timandra. Thomas is wearing the New Zealand medal he was awarded for his involvement in the Taranaki Wars.
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Studio portrait of Mrs Agnes Veale (nee Cole), wife of John Veale. Mrs Veale is seated and is holding a young child on her lap. She is wearing a dress and a bonnet. The child is also wearing a dress. A table is visible on the left of the image. It is covered with a tassled table cloth and is supporting a vase of flowers. A curtain is also visible on the left. The carpet is patterned. John and Agnes Veale arrived in New Plymouth aboard the "Hamilla Mitchell" settler ship on 3 February 1854. They were accompanied by a number of their children.
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Photograph album compiled by Keith Gladstone Russell. Contains approximately 450 silver gelatin photographs of mountaineering, tramping and skiing trips in various North Island locations including Mount Taranaki and Tongariro National Park. The album also includes photographs from Russell's high school and College of Education days. Some of the photographs are accompanied by Russell's type-written accounts of the mountaineering and tramping trips.
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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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Panoramic view of Egmont Brewery on Queen Street, New Plymouth. A car and two trucks, their trays full of crates, are parked outside the brewery. Twelve Egmont Brewery staff stand in a line on the footpath outside the building. They have been identified as, from left to right: Ken Johnson, Roy Mason, Dick Stewart, John Quirke, Jack Midhurst, Peter Erskine, Noel Autridge, Alan Nicoll, Jim Hood, Fred Lyes, Len Green and Bill Mason.
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The Carnegie Public Library on King Street, New Plymouth is seen under construction. Scaffolding surrounds the lower level of the building. Four workers are standing on the scaffolding around the building's portico while another four stand in front of the portico at street level. Amongst the workers are: L. Patterson, F. Reed, ? Reed, S. Brookes, F. McKeown, C. Coleman, D. Scott and G. Gunson.
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A building, identified as Shaws Building, is under construction in Brougham Street, New Plymouth. There is scaffolding over the building's facade. Twelve men, possibly construction workers, lean against a fence in front of the building. There is also a bicycle leaning against the fence.
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Copy photograph of decorations in Devon Street, New Plymouth for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. An arch spans across Devon Street, just past the railway crossing. The arch is decorated with foliage and banners reading "GOD BLESS THE QUEEN", "VR" and "LONG LIVE THE QUEEN". A group of people is visible on the right hand side of the street and a horse-drawn carriage is visible beyond the arch. The photograph's caption states that it was taken early in the morning.
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Album page with a a photographic print adhered to both sides. One side shows a view of Ōākura River mouth with Ōkorotua marae, now commonly referred to as Ōākura pa, visible on the left. Three horses are visible on the right.

The second photograph is a view looking East up Devon Street, New Plymouth. The corner of Brougham and Devon Streets is visible on the left and the railway lines are visible are bit further up the street. A man is standing on the footpath beside the National Bank building on the right.
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Album page with four photographs relating to Pukearuhe Redoubt on one side and a memorial to the Hunter Brothers on the other. Three of the photographs of Pukearuhe Redoubt show men, women and children sitting and standing outside thatched buildings. The fourth photograph is a view of the Pukearuhe amongst landscape.
The Hunter Brothers Memorial photograph shows a memorial in the form of an urn on an obelisk atop a pedestal which is inscribed with text.
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Copy photograph of the South West corner of Devon and Brougham Streets, New Plymouth. Caption information identifies the building on the corner as Black's Bakery. The Ship Inn is visible along from the bakery. The large building on the extreme left of the photograph was erected for R. M. Honeywill. It was completed in June 1868.
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Copy photograph of a view looking East down Devon Street, New Plymouth. Caption information written the mount identifies the buildings on the left hand side of the street as the White Hart Hotel, a bakers, Mrs Fishleigh's restaurant, Robert Cunningham's boot shop, Augustus Daley's store, Tom Wildman's music shop and the Masonic Hotel.
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Album page with a photograph adhered on both sides. The first photograph is of a large crowd of people gathered outside the Provincial Council Chambers on Brougham Street, New Plymouth in the rain. Many of the people are holding opened umbrellas. More people are at the windows of the building and atop the portico of the entrance. The mayor of New Plymouth, Edward Dockrill reads a proclamation to the crowd from the portico. The chambers building is decorated with flags including the New Zealand flag and Union Jack. A banner on the portico reads "Long Live the King". The photograph on the other side shows the interior of an unknown church.
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A group of six men stand outside Smart Bros Plumbers and Gasfitters office and showrooms on the corner of Powderham and Brougham Streets, New Plymouth. One man is sitting on a ladder. Amongst the men are W. Nutt, F. McKeown, H. Coppen, G. White and L. Patterson.
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