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Photograph showing crowds standing on the street and seated on the verandah above the "CENTRAL DRAPERY WAREHOUSE" enjoying the procession down Devon Street during the Jubilee Celebrations. A Railway "STOP!/LOOK OUT FOR/THE ENGINE" sign is in the foreground of the photograph. "GARRETT BRO" shop sign is on the right hand side of the photo. "AMBURY & TRING / CASH DRAPERS AND CLOTHIERS" sign on the left hand side of the street. Several banners/flags are seen to be flying including those for Fitzroy and Central Schools. Brass band members and uniformed horsemen mid foreground. In the bottom left hand corner is the writing "TARANAKI JUBILEE 1891 - PART OF PROCESSION / IN DEVON ST".
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PHO2015-0206

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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

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

Collection of two colour photographs and four black and white photographs depicting the refurbishment of the Egmont Steam Flour Mill building at the junction of Courtenay and Powderham Streets. The photographs show the interior and exterior of the building at different stages of renovation, including contractors working.

The Egmont Steam Flour Mill building was built in 1865-67 for Mssrs Webster and Hulke. It is the only surviving flour mill and also the oldest industrial building in New Plymouth. George Robinson was the architect, with designs supplied by Mssrs Bull and Bond, England.

The building operated as a mill until at least 1896, after which is was owned by produce merchantes Collet and Co. From 1928-65 it was adapted for use as a shop by the Farmers Co-Op, after which it began to deteriorate. The building underwent major conservation work in 1986-87, reopening as a bar and restaurant known as 'The Mill'. It was vacated in 2010.
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PHO2014-0214

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

Photograph of William Bolland Davies' homestead on Frankley Road, New Plymouth. The house is seen surrounded by bush with sheds and a fence visible on the left. There are three people and a dog standing in front of the house, a person in white standing to the left of the house, another person standing further to the left, and another person standing on the hill to the left of the house.
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PHO2013-0124

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 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

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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PHO2012-0421

Early view of Devon Street, New Plymouth. Shops line either side of the street. Signs on some of these shops identifiy Uncle Tom's Wardrobe, W. R. King and Son and a tailor and draper business. There are several men standing on the corner of Devon and Brougham Streets on the left hand side of the photograph. There is an ornate street light on this same corner. There people gathered around two two horse-drawn carriages, one on either side of the street. Some horses are visible further up the street. A sign on the right hand side of the street reads "Crossing" and marks the end of the railway line at this time.
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PHO2012-0401

Thirteen Central School staff members, three men and ten women, are gathered in two rows beside the entrance to a building. Mr Hector Dempsey, headmaster of Central School from 1885-1919 is seated in the middle of the front row. Maude Ruby Taylor ("Aunt Daisy") is seated in the front row second from the left. Gertrude Martin is seated in the front row fourth from the left wearing a hat. Two columns are visible on the right of the photograph.
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PHO2012-0390

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Exterior view of R. J. Burkitt Ltd, motor mechanics, New Plymouth. The words "R. J. BURKITT LTD" have been painted on the building's windows. Several cars are visible in the open garage doors of the building. The business was owned by Royden Joseph Burkitt. Burkitt was a New Plymouth City councillor for some years and from October 1974 to October 1980 he was deputy Mayor. He also served on the Taranaki Savings Bank Board of Trustees.
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PHO2012-0379

Exterior view of the Whiteley Mission House, 453-457 St Aubyn Street, New Plymouth. The Whiteley Mission House was built in 1854 as a school for Māori girls in New Plymouth. It is currently used as a community centre and is registered with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
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PHO2012-0374

Interior view of the restaurant in the Criterion Hotel, Devon Street, New Plymouth. Two women are standing next to a serving table on the right of the photograph.
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PHO2012-0373

Interior view of the restaurant in the Criterion Hotel, Devon Street, New Plymouth. Two women are standing next to a serving table at the rear of the room.
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PHO2012-0372

Interior view of Pickwick's Bar in the Criterion Hotel, Devon Street, New Plymouth. A woman is standing behind the bar and two women are seated at a table in the centre of the photograph.
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PHO2012-0371

Interior view of Pickwick's Bar in the Criterion Hotel, Devon Street, New Plymouth. A woman is standing behind the bar and two women are seated at a table on the left of the photograph.
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PHO2012-0370

Interior view of Pickwick's Bar in the Criterion Hotel, Devon Street, New Plymouth. The photograph is a double exposure.
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PHO2012-0369

View of the exterior of Pickwick's Bar in the Criterion Hotel, Devon Street, New Plymouth. A wooden sign that reads "PICKWICKS" is hanging over the door. The bar and some tables and chairs are visible through the window. A woman is standing behind the bar and another woman is pictured seated on the right of the photograph.
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PHO2012-0368

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Interior view of the master bedroom in Hurworth Cottage, 906 Carrington Road, New Plymouth. The cottage was the home of Sir Harry Atkinson - soldier, politician and four time Premier of New Zealand. Atkinson cut the wood for the cottage himself and finished its construction in 1857. The house survived the Taranaki Wars of the 1860s. The cottage was donated to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust in 1967.
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PHO2012-0356

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Interior view of the living space in Hurworth Cottage, 906 Carrington Road, New Plymouth. The cottage was the home of Sir Harry Atkinson - soldier, politician and four time Premier of New Zealand. Atkinson cut the wood for the cottage himself and finished its construction in 1857. The house survived the Taranaki Wars of the 1860s. The cottage was donated to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust in 1967.
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PHO2012-0355
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