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Glass plate negative showing the men of the Boardman family of Oaonui. Standing in the back row from left is John, Frederick Junior and Francis (Frank) Boardman. Seated in the front row on the left is Frederick Boardman Senior and standing in the front row on the right is Leslie Boardman. John, Frank and Frederick Senior are all wearing dark-tone suit jackets and pants with ties whereas Frederick Junior is wearing military uniform. Leslie is wearing a dark-tone jacket with short pants and no shoes. The group is gathered on the grass in front of the porch of a house. There is a window partially visible on the right with a lace curtain hanging in it.
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PHO2015-0141

Glass plate negative showing Mr W. Jeffries (left) standing with Private F. Boardman. Jeffries is wearing a dark-toned three-piece suit over a shirt and tie and has a watch attached to his waistcoat. Boardman is in military uniform and is standing with his left hand on his waist and his right hand on his right knee. There is a wooden bench or table between them. There is a painted studio backdrop showing a stylised landscape scene in the background.
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PHO2015-0126

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Glass plate negative showing Private F. Boardman standing in military uniform. He has short hair and is clean-shaven. There is a painted studio backdrop showing a stylised landscape scene in the background. A vertical panel along the left side of the negative is lighter in tone than the rest.
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PHO2015-0125

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Glass plate negative of the Tylee family from Kahui Road, Rahotu. Standing in the back row from left is Mira (later Ashley), Sylvia (later Kitchingman), Eileen (later Dawson), Joyce (later Larking) and Stephanie (later Honeyfield) Tylee. Seated in the front from from left is Ethel (later Bartholomew), Emily Frederica (nee Miller), Wilfred Arthur and George Richardson Tylee. George is seated in a wicker chair and a studio setting with a window and draped curtain can be seen in the background.
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PHO2015-0050

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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

Standing at the back of the group is Joan Taylor. Standing in the third row are Moyra Hickman and Dawn Mitchell. Kneeling in the second row are Jean Morris, Kath Quinn, Elva Clouston and Betty Byars. Seated in the front are Betty Boyd, Pat Parkes and Merla Morris. Pat is holding a guitar in her lap. The women are in costumes they wore for "Neath Hwaiian Skies," a dance they performed as part of the Opunake Patriotic Concert on 27 May 1940.
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PHO2013-0089

Five girls are posed in Dutch-style costumes in a studio-style setting. Three of the girls wear costumes consisting of short skirts with aprons, short-sleeved blouses, dark-tone vests and Dutch bonnets. The other two girls wear long voluminous trousers with short jackets over shirts, neck ties and tall caps. Standing in the back row are, from left to right, Shirley Marcroft, Merla Morris, Kathleen Watt and Noelene Trotter. Seated on the floor in the front is Betty Richards. The girls are in costume for "Dutch Windmill Land," a dance they performed as part of the Opunake Patriotic Concert on 27 May 1940.
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PHO2013-0088

A group of eight young women are posed in sailor-style costumes in two rows. They wear light-toned shorts with dark-toned double breasted jackets and sailor hats. The women all have their arms crossed. Standing in the back row are, from left to right, Patty Parkes, Betty Byars, Joan Taylor, Moira (or Moyra) Hickman, Dawn Mitchell and Jean Morris. Crouched in the front row on the left is Betty Boyd. The woman crouched in the front row on the right is unidentified. The women are in their costumes for "The Fleet's in Port Again", a dance they performed as part of the Opunake Patriotic Concert on 27 May 1940.
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PHO2013-0087

Elva Clouston and Merla Morris pose in the costumes they wore for the "Fluffy Ruffles" ballet which was performed as part of the Opunake Partriotic Concert on 27 May 1940. Their costumes consist of full-skirted dresses with large ruffled collars and shiny ribbon detailing. The girls also have ruffles around their wrists and wear pill-box hats. Elva is posed on a set of low stairs and raises her right arm. Merla holds out the edges of her skirt and curtsies.
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PHO2013-0086

Miss Kathleen Watt poses in her dancing costume for "Little Miss Vanity", a ballet solo she performed as part of the 1940 Opunake Patriotic Concert on 27 May 1940. Kathleen is seated on a stool and holds up a small, round mirror with both hands. She wears a short-skirted dress with ruffles around the neck, ruffles on her wrists, a ruffled head-piece and socks and ballet shoes. She is posed in front of a landscape backdrop.
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PHO2013-0085

Miss Kathleen Watt poses in her dancing costume for the "Dance Cachuka", a ballet solo she performed as part of the Opunake Patriotic Concert on 27 May 1940. Kathleen wears a light-tone blouse, a dark-tone vest, a dark tone mid-length skirt with ribbon detailing. She has a scarf tied in her hair and wears socks and dancing shoes. Kathleen holds up a tambourine in her left hand.
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PHO2013-0084

A group of three young women are dressed in sailor-style outfits consisting of light-toned shorts, double breasted jackets with dark-toned trim and sailor hats. Their right hands are raised in salute. From left to right the young women are Elva Clouston, Kathleen Watt and Merla Morris. Kathleen is standing on a raised podium. The women are in costume for the dance "The Fleet's in Port Again" which they performed as part of the Opunake Patriotic Concert. The concert took place on 27 May 1940.
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PHO2013-0083

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

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

View of a procession of motor vehicles down Tasman Street, Opunake. The vehicles are part of the Peace Day celebrations held to mark the official end of the First World War. Some of cars are decorated with flags. Flags have also been strung up across the street. Crowds of people are proceeding down the footpath on both sides of the street.
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PHO2013-0040

View of the Bank of New South Wales building on the corner of Tasman and Napier Streets, Opunake. There is a car parked outside the bank.
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PHO2012-0480

View of a a parade held during the Opunake Patriotic Carnival on 17-18 August 1915. A figure in the forground is wearing an aeroplane costume. Horses horse-drawn carriages and a stilt walker are parading past in the street.
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PHO2012-0466

Studio portrait of W. Janett and his nephews. W. Jannet is seated in a cane chair and is in military dress. His nephews stand on either side of him.
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PHO2012-0460

Group of nine factory hands from the Pihama Dairy Factory posed together in front of a building. One holds a large round of cheese in his hands, stamped with the words "PIHAMA / FULL CREAM FACTORY CHEESE / NEW ZEALAND PRODUCE". The man fourth from the left is tickling another man under the chin. A child is also visible on the left of the image.
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PHO2011-2417
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