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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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