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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

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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.
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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.
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PHO2014-0371

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View of Parihaka settlement in 1910. There are a large number of houses and smaller structures in the foreground and midground. A dirt road leads into an open area near the centre of the scene where a fenced monument is visible. Mount Taranaki is in the centre in the background.
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PHO2014-0366

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.
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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.
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PHO2014-0187

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Half-length portrait of Taringa Bishop, the first wife of Rua Moe Tahuna. Taringa is wearing a dark-tone blouse or dress with a tartan scarf tied at the neck. She has moko on her chin and wears her hair loose. She is seated in front of a dark-tone curtain.
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PHO2013-0101

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Full-length seated portrait of a young woman identified as Annie Henry (nee Bishop). Annie was known as "Black Annie". Annie is seated in a cane chair. She wears a tartan blouse over a long mid-tone and high-necked dress. Annie has white feathers in her hair. She rests her hands in her lap. She is seated in front of a studio backdrop depicting ferns and reeds beside water. There are curtains hanging on either side of this water-scene.
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PHO2013-0100

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Three-quarter portrait of Miss Lucy Horo of Rahotū. Lucy is seated in a cane chair in a studio setting. She rests her right arm on a cane table. She wears a light-tone striped blouse and dark-tone skirt with a dark-tone polka-dotted scarf tied at her neck. A studio backdrop of a floral curtain, window and vase of flowers on a table is visible behind her.
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PHO2013-0099

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Near full-length portrait of a young Maori woman identified as Kowhinia Bishop. Kowhinia is pictured in a studio setting. She is wearing a dark-tone dress with a light-tone lace collar. She has a huia feather in her hair. She is standing in front of a painterly studio backdrop of leaves and flax. She rests her left hand on a table or low-screen. Lace curtains are partially visible on the left and right of the frame.
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PHO2013-0098

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Full-length portrait of Mohikura Bishop in a studio setting. Mohikura wears a dark-tone dress with voluminous sleeves and a sash with an ornate buckle at the waist. She has a light-tone scarf tied at her neck and wears a boater-style hat. Mohikura is standing in front of a painterly studio backdrop and beside a cane chair. She rests her left hand on the chair.
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PHO2013-0097

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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PHO2013-0093

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.
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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.
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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.
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PHO2013-0080

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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PHO2013-0060

Studio portrait of Waikeringa Hemi Nuku Tepua (Mrs Thomas William Conroy, Ngāti Haupoto) and Jack Leatherby. Mrs Conroy is seated in a swivel chair and wears a light-toned dress, a dark-toned fur coat and mid-toned scarf. Jack Leatherby stands behind her and rests a hand on Mrs Conroy's shoulder. He wears a mid-toned buttoned-up coat with a shirt and tie. There is a rug on the floor beneath them.
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PHO2013-0051

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Studio portrait of May Rangi of Rahotū. May is seated in a cane chair wearing a light-tone dress with a fabric rose at the collar and light-tone stockings with dark-tone shoes. She is also wearing a necklace. She wears her dark hair in ringlets. May is seated in front a studio backdrop. The foot of a studio light can be seen at the lower right of the photograph.
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PHO2013-0050

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Studio portrait of Hapurona Rangii. He is seated with his arms crossed and wears a striped blazer, mid-toned trousers and a light-toned shirt. He has a brooch on the left lapel of his blazer. Part of the writing on it reads "ON ACTIVE SERVICE NZ" the rest is illegible. The brooch also has a silver fern on it.
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PHO2013-0049

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.
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PHO2013-0042

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Group of 26 Māori women and children gathered on the porch of a house, possibly on Kahui Road, Rahotū. The group is gathered around two pillars from the porch of the house. They are preseumed to be gathered for the tangi of a child with the last name Ratahi.
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PHO2013-0037

Studio portrait of Ngapera Wynyard, second wife of Ruamoetahuna Bishop. Ngapera is seated in a chair in front of a studio backdrop. She has moko on her chin and wears a dark-toned European dress and a korowai ngore drapped over her left shoulder. Ngapera wears an oval brooch featuring the portrait of a Māori man at the neck of her dress.
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PHO2013-0036

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Studio portrait of an older Māori woman identified as Maore Atiu and also as Mrs King Cole. She has moko on her chin. She wears a dark-toned dress with a light-toned scraf tied around her neck. She wears feathers in her hair.
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PHO2013-0035

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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PHO2013-0030

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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