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Ambrotype portrait of John Oxenham (presumed left) and Frank Standish (presumed right). Both men are seated on a lounger. Oxenham is wearing a casual shirt and is looking at the camera. Standish is wearing a jacket and bow tie and is looking away from the camera. The ambrotype is surrounded by a plain metal matt with embossed gold metal edging and is contained in a plain maroon/brown leather case with painted gold patterns around the edge. The case has lost its lid. There are two clasps mounted along the top edge of the case (if oriented per image). Both men were scouts and dispatch riders in the First Taranaki War, 1860-61.
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An ambrotype portrait of Sgt. William Hancock Bosworth, who fought in the New Zealand Wars and the Crimean War. Bosworth married Elizabeth Bourns in 1847 when stationed in Ireland with the 49th British Regiment. He transfered to the 57th Regiment prior to the Crimea War and the family was posted to India and then to Taranaki in 1861. On retirement from the army Sgt. Bosworth opted to remain in New Plymouth where he became gaoler and governer of New Plymouth prison which he had built using convict labour, while Elizabeth worked as the matron.

Bosworth is seated and is wearing his military uniform. He is looking away from the camera. Contained in a leather case with double clasps on the right hand side. Inside of lid is lined with embossed velvet.
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Photograph of the 50th Regiment on parade in St. Michaels Square, site of Central School grounds in New Plymouth. Members of the band stand at the front of the formation on the left hand side of the image; they are holding their instruments. Regular soldiers stand behind them with their rifles or swords. There are two structures vaguely visible in the background on the right.
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Photograph of a group of Taranaki Military Settlers standing in two rows in front of buildings/whares at Pukearuhe. The men are dressed in military uniform and are wearing their packs and holding rifles. The soldiers at the ends of the rows hold swords. There is a dog lying in front of the men on the right hand side of the image. The location of the camp might have been White Cliffs/Pukearuhe. On the left hand side of the company is Ensign Von Rotter, Lieutenant Bamber Gascoigne is on the right hand side. Captain William Messenger is said to be located in the background on the right hand side. The whare on the right hand side of the image belonged to Gascoigne and his family.
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Photograph of some of the Armed Constabulary in bush clothing (wearing "shawl-kilts") with group of Maori men and women. The Maori are seated on the ground along with some of the Armed Constabulary. The Armed Constabulary are holding guns and many of them are wearing hats. Photograph is mounted on card.
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Photograph of soldiers standing on either side of a target in front of Marsland Hill Barracks. Soldiers in the front row are seated on the ground while others stand in the background. Most of the men hold rifles. Right hand side of target, seated (left to right): Major Tuke (?), R. Cook (?), unidentified, T. Bland (?).
Second row: W. Lawerance, R. Olsen, T. Turpline (?), T. Veale (?), M. Ellen, E. Hemploman (?).
Left hand side of target, standing (left to right): R.K. Collis, Colonel Ellis, W.B. Davies. The remaining men are unidentified.
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Five part panorama of New Plymouth from Marsland Hill. St Mary's Church is pictured in the middle of the panorama.
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Five photographs with annotations beneath matted together. Two hand drawn illustrations have been added to the mat by D. Blair. The main annotations read: "Presented to Colonel Charles Stapp NZM / Royal Rangitikei Rifles / on his giving up command of the Rangitikei District / April 1891". The photographs depict the drill shed in Marton, officers, non-commissioned officers and a military band.
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Four photographic images of unidentified sitters. Framed in a rectangular oak frame.
1. A Maori gentleman standing wearing a white fedora, white shirt and tie with suit and waistcoat. He has a fob chain and wears a flower in his lapel. His right hand rests on the back of a chair.
2. Two soldiers are seated on a bench with legs crossed and hands clasped at knees. They wear dress uniform and peaked caps.
3. A head and shoulders portrait of a Maori lady with shortish hair. She wears a dress with a bow at the neck and buttons on the front.
4. A Maori lady and gentleman. The man is standing with his left hand on a chair. He is wearing a dark suit with waistcoat, white shirt, tie and fob chain. There is a flower in his buttonhole. His hat rests at his feet on Maori cloaks. The woman is seated in a chair and is the same sitter that features in the third photograph.
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A profile head and shoulder photographic portrait depicting an unidentified military officer. He wears a peaked cap, dress jacket, bandolier over his right shoulder and has a small moustache. This is contained in a rectangular frame with an oval window, brown veneer matt, and glazing.
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Portrait of Private Donald Hugh Jonas, who died of wounds at Tobruk, Libya during World War II. He is buried at the Tobruk War Cemetery.
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Photographic print recording the first reunion of the Waireka Veterans. Depicts a group of men in civilian clothing in front of the Provincial and Borough Chambers, King Street. Names inscribed on the photo mount are as follows:
W. Berridge
G. Hoby
Wm. Bayly
W. Marshall
E. Bullott
Thomas Allen
Lieutenant H.Y. Brown
Lieutenant William Free
Captain Mat Jonas
Colonel Stapp
Major Chas. Brown
Captain Jas. McKellar
Thomas Veale
Thomas McGuines
James Honeyfield
W.D. Webster
Captain William Newland
Matt Carrier
William Smart
Geo. Haig
W. Wilson
William Tatton
Robt. Baker
Erasmus Armitage
Henry Hooker
Frank Oliver
Joe Ward
William Pearce
W.J. Grayling
Ben Bishop
Geo. Robinson
Sam Allan
Sam Loveridge
John Andrews
Jas Pearn Kenyon
Captain Frank J. Mace
Captain F.L. Webster
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Head and shoulders portrait of Corporal Leslie P. Sole, who died of wounds at Gallipolli on 9 May 1915. Sole is depicted in military uniform. The photograph has been touched up by hand and given a soft, painterly appearance. The photograph is matted and below the image there is a small cut out in the mat with the words "Corporal Leslie P. Sole / Died of wounds, May 9th, 1915" written by hand.

A newspaper clipping from The Taranaki Herald (dated Thursday, September 9, 1915) adhered to rear reads: "Lieutenant F. Hartnell, writing of the engagement at Gallipoli in which Corporal Les. Sole fell mortally wounded says: "The advance of C Company (Taranaki) was, to use the words of an Imperial officer of repute, 'the finest thing I have ever seen.' The man who lead Taranaki's advance line of scouts in this advance was our late Comrade, Corporal Sole, New Zealand has sent many men to the front who physically were his superior but for downright British grit none could displace him. Truely can it be said he died one of New Zealand's heroes".
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Garden Party at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth. Possibly a Victoria League luncheon. Union Jack flags flying in the background and trestle tables laden with teapots and tableware. Party mainly consists of female guests.
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Carte-de-visite of Doctor Richard George Clarke Spence, Surgeon of the Taranaki Rifle Volunteers No. 2 Company. Spence is dressed in military uniform. He is leaning his right arm on a pedestal and his left arm is on his hip. His sword hangs from his left side and the tip rests on the floor. There is a curtain on the right hand side of the photograph. Image was taken in a photographic studio.
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A hand tinted ambrotype portrait of an unknown beared man dressed in British military mess uniform. He is wearing a white shirt with a black bow tie, a red military jacket with white cuffs and a white and black collar, a red waist coat, and black trousers. He is wearing a row of medals on the jacket. He is seated and has one arm resting on a table. The man's face, jacket and gold detailing have been hand tinted. The portrait has a gold metal oval matt with an embossed gold metal border. The ambrotype and metal enclosure has possibly been removed from a leather case.
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Panorama of upper lake at Pukekura Park (New Plymouth), c.1918. Plate one of two.
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Panoramic photograph on textured paper of an outdoor boxing match between Tommy Donovan, a fireman from Waitara, and American Pete Sarron at Western Park, New Plymouth, 15 March 1930. Boxing ring pictured on left of image with seating arranged in a circle around boxing ring. Several marquees set up on park grounds behind ring. Large crowd of spectators seated around the terraces of the park. Most spectators, including women, are wearing hats.
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Large glass plate negative depicting Mt Taranaki in background with Waihi Cemetery in the centre foreground - main section of cemetery enclosed within square section of white picket fencing with several tall trees inside. Several independent grave sites, also enclosed in picket fencing, on either side of main area. Contained in a 45 x 37.5 x 3cm wooden frame with lift off hinged back and two long wide spring steel locking bars.
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Framed portrait of Corporal William David Kemp, who was killed in action August 13 1915 at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli. He is wearing military uniform and is seated on a carved wooden chair with his legs crossed. His hat is sitting on a carved wooden table on his right. Kemp has short hair and a moustache. A studio backdrop with a curtain and window is visible in the background. The portrait is contained in a gold mat with an oak frame.
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Framed portrait of an unidentified Royal Naval Air Serviceman in military uniform. The man is seated on a wooden chair and is holding a whip. The background of the photograph has been removed.
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View from Women's Rest Rooms looking west toward Ariki Street and St. Aubyn Street, showing work on the bridge over the Huatoki Stream, White Star bus services, Acadia, Wilkinson building etc.
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Carte-de-visite of Lieutenant Thomas H. Tragett of the 57th Regiment. Tragett is dressed in military uniform. He is holding his sword with his right hand and his left hand rests on a covered table. Tragett's hat rests ontop of the table, along with a white object. Lieut. Thomas Tragett of the 57th Regiment, killed in action at Oakura 4 May 1863
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Two panoramic photographs adhered to a card, one above the other.
Top photograph: Taranaki Militia circa 1860. Major Herbert and Captain Stapp mounted with soldiers standing at attention with rifles.
Bottom photograph: Officers of Taranaki Militia and Volunteers in informal mood. They are dressed in military uniform and standing in a row.
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Photograph of the Presentation of Colours to Taranaki Militia and Volunteers by Lady Warre. Large group of Taranaki Militia and volunteers (some mounted) gathered at Poverty Flat(?) with Marsland Hill in the background.There is a drum on the ground in front of a man in the centre of the photograph. Many of the men hold their swords or rifles in front of them. Two men are mounted on the left hand side of the image.
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