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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

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

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

A group of school children posed in a formation outside Opunake School on opening day.
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PHO2011-2006

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A woman seated in a chair on the verandah of Mr A. Lawn's house. A child sits in the doorway to the house.
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PHO2011-2005

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Aerial view of the Opunake Hotel after a fire that destroyed the building taken on 5 February 1915. Several groups of people are standing amongst the remains of the building.
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PHO2011-2004

The Crown Dairy Butter factory, Ihaia Road, Opunake. Two girls sit on the steps of a separate building to the left of the photograph. Six factory workers can be seen in front of the factory in horse drawn carts and standing near the factory building.
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PHO2011-1984

Pihama Co-Operative Dairy Company designed and built by J. Simmons in 1923.
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PHO2011-0286

A group of eight men and one woman standing in front of a flat bed truck in front of Middleton's Hotel in Opunake.
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PHO2011-0043

Two men identified as "Shirley" and "Switalla" stand over a vat, milling curd, at the Taungatara Factory.
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PHO2010-0399

Interior view of the Pihama Dairy Factory with several staff members. Four uniformed men lean against the vats and two men stand in the background. Another non uniformed person sits with the men.
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PHO2010-0398

Exterior view of the Opunake Co-operative Dairy Factory. Several horse drawn carriages are parked in a line outside the factory with barrels in their carts, ready to be filled.
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PHO2010-0397

Street view of the Opunake Post Office with a horse drawn cart parked in front of the building. A Mr. Thompson and young girl stand in the entrance to the Post Office. A Mr. J. Cran holds the reigns of four horses from the cart.
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PHO2010-0389

Line of people seated outside Opunake Surf Club. A man is standing in front of a table covered with Union Jack flag. There are several lifeguards visible in the lower right corner of the image.
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PHO2010-0253

Four wagon teams lined up on the road outside Middleton's Hotel, Opunake. The wagons are laden with goods and are pulled by teams of horses. A man, two children and two dogs are pictured on the right hand side of the image.
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PHO2010-0216

The interior of the Feaver's Chemist is shown with bottles on the shelves.
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PHO2009-263

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The Waiteika Factory is in the centre of the photograph with a grass area out in front of it. It is a wooden building and has a water tank to the left side of it. There are four men standing at the front of the building.
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PHO2009-192

A crowd of people pictured during the opening of the Opunake Farmers Co-op on 22 March 1915. The crowd consists of men dressed in suits and two dogs. There are two rows of men, one standing above the other on some form of wooden stand.
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PHO2009-175
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