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Hand tinted opaltype portrait of Phillip Eva Junior. He has a black beard and moustache and is wearing a black jacket, black bow tie and white shirt with single gold button at centre front.
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TM.1998.258

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Glass plate copy negative of original photograph depicting John Fleming. The original photograph was a group portrait and the copy negative shows Fleming with a woman partially visible on his right and a man partially visible on his left. Fleming is wearing a suit jacket and waistcoat over a light-toned shirt and a tie. He has a fob chain on his left side. He is also wearing a hat. The shoulder of the woman on his right has been scratched out on the negative, presumably so that the portrait of Fleming can be cut into an oval without the shoulder being seen.
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PHO2016-0061

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Glass plate negative portrait of Mr Kuriger. Kuriger is seated and is looking directly at the camera. He is wearing a three-piece suit with a shirt and tie, and has a fob chain on his left. He has a full moustache and short hair parted on his left side.
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PHO2015-0278

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Glass plate negative showing Charlotte Daphne Anne Rowland (later Horo) dressed as a fairy. She is wearing a light-toned dress covered with lace, and is also wearing knee-high socks and light shoes. She has wings attached to the back of the dress and is wearing a headband with stars on it. She is holding a wand with a star at the end in her right hand and is standing on a stool.
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PHO2015-0239

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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

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

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 showing Ethel Eva Boardman seated at a wicker table. She is wearing a full-length dark dress with buttons down the front, dark stockings and lace-up shoes. She has a long string of pearls around her neck and a large bow in her hair. She is also wearing a watch. She is holding a large book open on the table. There is a small rug on the floor in the foreground and a painted studio backdrop with a window and elaborate wallpaper design can be seen in the background. There is also a chair partially visible on the left.

Ethel Eva Boardman (1902-1994) was the daughter of Frederick Hobdill and Annie Elizabeth Boardman (nee Wright). Born in Oaonui, she married Ernest William (Bill) Briscoe in 1920 and died in Opunake in 1994.
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PHO2015-0123

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Glass plate copy negative of Trooper Arthur Kitchingman. He is wearing military uniform and is seated in a curved wooden chair. There is a table to his right with a vase of flowers, a book and a hat on it. Arthur is seated in front of a painted studio background with decorative panels and a draped curtain.
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PHO2015-0070

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James Alexander Clouston seated in a chair. He is wearing a dark suit with a mid tone tie. There is a ceremonial fringed Freemason's collar around his neck with the silver fern, 'NZ', and other symbols on it. A painted studio backdrop is visible in the background.
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PHO2015-0017

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Thomas William Clouston at 2 years old. Thomas is wearing a light toned dress and has no shoes on. He is standing on a rug at a low table and holding a paintbrush in a tin. The table also has a doll sitting on it. A painted studio backdrop is visible in the background.
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PHO2015-0013

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Full length quarter profile portrait of James Alexander Clouston (known as Jimmy), age 7. Jimmy is wearing a scouting uniform and holding a long pole. He is standing in front of a painted landscape studio backdrop.
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PHO2015-0010

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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

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
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