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Hand tinted ambrotype portrait of a unknown boy, possibly from the Woon family. He is standing on a high backed chair. He is holding the top of one side of the chair with one hand and has his other hand in his pocket. He is wearing a tunic with prominent buttons down the front and boots with socks. His skin has been hand tinted pink, particularly his cheeks. The portrait has an embossed metal frame with embossed metal edging and is housed in an embossed brown leather case with a missing lid. There are double clasps mounted on the right hand side of the case's base. The ambrotype is not covered with protective glass.
Accession No
A58.497

Name/Title
Ambrotype portrait of an unidentified woman. She is seated and is wearing a dress with a hand tinted gold brooch at her throat. She is not looking at the camera. The ambrotype is surrounded by an embossed gold metal matt with embossed metal edging and is contained in a plain brown leather case with embossed rust coloured velvet lining inside the lid. There is a single clasp on the right hand side of the case.
Accession No
A58.498

Name/Title
Daguerreotype of an unidentified man. Housed in a leather case embossed with a flower (case missing its lid) and metal matt.
Accession No
A58.499

Hand tinted ambrotype portrait of Bennet Pascoe Perry. Perry is seated and is resting one arm on a table covered with a patterned cloth. His other hand rests on his leg. He is wearing a suit with a bow tie. His face and hands are tinted pink. The table cloth is also tinted. Damage has occured to the surface of the ambrotype - the photograph appears to have been touched up by hand as a result of the damage. The portrait is framed by a plain gold metal matt and is housed in a plain wooden frame with metal edging around the frame's window. A flower hook has been attached to the upper edge of the frame.
Accession No
A62.801

Hand tinted ambrotype portrait of Mrs Bennet Pascoe Perry (nee Mary Ann Masters). She is seated and is wearing a dress, shawl and bonnet. She holds a book in one hand. On the left of the image a piece of lace fabric rests on a table. Her face and hands have been tinted pink and the fabric around her hands have been tinted pink/purple. Her hair also appears to have been tinted. The portrait is surrounded by a plain gold metal matt and then has been housed in a wooden frame with a metal inner edge. A metal flower with hook is attached to the middle of the wooden frame.
Accession No
A62.802

Hand tinted ambrotype portrait of an unidentified woman and child. The woman is seated and the child is seated next to her on a table. The woman is looking at her child while the child is looking at the camera. The woman is wearing a jacket and bonnet. The child is wearing a skirt, a jacket and a hat. The woman's ribbon bonnet has been hand tinted green, the child's skirt pink and both have pink tinted cheeks. The ambrotype is surrounded by a plain gold metal matt with embossed metal edging and is contained within a maroon/brown plain leather case with gold paint around the edge. The case appears to have not included a lid.
Accession No
A62.808

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.
Accession No
A62.809

Ambrotype portrait of the Reverend Henry Hanson Turton. Turton is pictured looking directly at the camera. One hand is tucked into his jacket. He is wearing a clerical collar. It appears a portion of the image may have been wiped away. The portrait is framed by an oval gold metal matt with an embossed metal edging, which is housed in a brown/maroon embossed leather case. The lid of the case is missing. Two hook clasps are mounted on the left hand side of the case.
Accession No
A62.810

Ambrotype portrait of Mr Charles William Foote housed in a leather case (without embossing) with a metal matt. The lid of the case is missing. The portrait is hand tinted on Foote's face, the bow tie and possibly his hands. Foote is leaning on a cane and has a pair of gloves in his other hand.
Accession No
A62.813

Name/Title
Framed hand tinted ambrotype portrait of an unknown girl. The girl is seated and is looking directly at the camera. She is wearing a dress with a decorated belt and a light coloured collar. She is holding her hands in her lap. She is seated next to a table covered with a patterned table cloth. A vase of flowers sits on the table. A curtain is visible in the background. Hand tinting has been added to the table cloth and flowers. Gold paint has also been added to a brooch at the girl's neck. The portrait is framed by a thick matt that has been painted gold, then housed in an ornate dark wooden frame.
Accession No
A62.815

Hand tinted ambrotype portrait of three men seated at a table. The man pictured with a pipe in his mouth on the left of the image is thought to be Sam Oliver. The two other men are unidentified. All three men are wearing suits. The two unidentified men are wearing bow ties that have been tinted blue. The man on the right of the image has had his fob chain, ring and hat tinted with gold paint. Sam Oliver and the man in the centre are holding glasses. A decanter and another glass sit on the table along with an unidentified object. The faces and hands of the men have been very lightly tinted pink. They are posed against an elaborately painted backdrop featuring a path through trees. The portrait is framed by an embossed gold metal matt with patterned metal edging, which is then contained within an ornately carved dark wooden frame.
Accession No
A62.816

Ambrotype portrait of Mrs Caroline Foote (nee Hamblyn), wife of Charles William Foote. Caroline is seated and has one hand resting on a table while holding a book. Another book and a vase of flowers also rest on the table. She is wearing a formal dress and a small hat/bonnet. She is looking directly at the camera. Gold paint has been added to a ring on each hand and at her waist. The portrait is surrounded by a thick maroon matt with gold detailing and is framed by an ornate dark wooden frame.
Accession No
A62.817

Name/Title
Ambrotype portrait of an unidentified man dressed in a waistcoat and shirt with a tie. There is gold hand tinting at the top of his tie. He is holding unidentified objects in both hands. One arm is resting on a table. The ambrotype is surrounded by a plain gold metal matt and patterned metal edging and is contained within a brown embossed leather case without a lid. A single clasp is mounted on the right hand side of the case.
Accession No
A62.818

Ambrotype depicting an image of a young woman seated in a chair with a small table on the right. Two books are visible on the table. The woman is holding a bonnet. The ambrotype is hand tinted on the face. A piece of paper inside case reads: "Mrs F.A. Carrington?". Contained in an embossed leather case with an oval metal matt. The inside of the case's lid is lined with embossed red velvet. The clasp is fitted on the right hand side of the case.
Accession No
A62.819

Name/Title
Ambrotype portrait of an unidentified woman. She is seated with one hand in her lap and her other arm resting on the arm of a chair. She is wearing a skirt and a jacket with a lace collar. The brooch at her neck has been hand tinted gold. She is looking away from the camera. The ambrotype is surrounded by an embossed gold metal matt with embossed metal edging and is contained in a maroon/brown embossed leather case with gold patterning painted around the inside edges. The case lid is lined with red/orange embossed velvet. A single clasp is mounted on the right hand side of the case.
Accession No
A62.820

Ambrotype portrait of Mrs Caroline Foote (nee Hamblyn), wife of Charles William Foote, seated with a child on her lap. The ambrotype is hand tinted on the skin of the subjects, the child's dress and a gold wedding ring has been painted on Mrs Foote's hand. The black backing behind the image is fabric. Housed in an embossed leather case with an ornate embossed metal matt. The lid of the case is missing.
Accession No
A62.821

Name/Title
Hand tinted ambrotype portrait of Elizabeth Bosworth (nee Bourns). Elizabeth was born on June 4 1828 in County Mayo, Ireland. In 1847 she married Sgt. William Hancock Bosworth who was stationed in Ireland with the 49th British Regiment. Sgt. Bosworth transferred 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 governor of New Plymouth prison which he had built using convict labour, while Elizabeth worked as the matron.

Elizabeth is seated and wearing a dress with a lace collar and lace cuffs. One arm is resting on a table covered with a patterned table cloth. She is wearing a choker and a long necklace that has been hand tinted gold. She has a hand tinted gold ring on each hand. Her cheeks have been tinted pink and the background is tinted green. The ambrotype is surrounded by a plain gold metal mat with a patterned metal edge and is contained in a dark brown case with an embossed lid. Gold paint patterns adorn the inside edge of the case. The lid of the case is lined with embossed red velvet. Two clasps are mounted on the right hand side of the case.
Accession No
A62.822

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.
Accession No
A62.823

Hand tinted ambrotype portrait of Mary Hood (nee Lye), wife of Archibald Hood. Mary is seated and is wearing a formal dress. An earring, a brooch at her neck, a necklace, a belt and a ring on each finger have been hand tinted gold. Her face and hands have been tinted pink. One arm rests on a table beside her, which also holds a book. The table cloth on the table has been tinted green. The image background appears to have been overpainted. The ambrotype has been broken and the lower portion of it has been either replaced upside down or replaced with painted glass. The ambrotype is surrounded by an oval embossed gold metal matt with an embossed metal edge. The matted portrait is housed in a wooden frame instead of a case.

Mary Lye was born in Martock, Somersetshire, England, and was baptised in 1822. She arrived in New Plymouth aboard the 'William Bryan' with her family in 1842. She met her first husband, Peter Facey Hoskin, aboard the 'William Bryan'. They married shortly after. Mary was involved in the running of Hoskin's general store, which sold groceries, haberdashery and fancy goods. The store was sold to H. J. Honeyfield in 1859 and the remainder of the Hoskin family business moved to larger premises in Victoria House. When war broke out in Taranaki in 1860, Mary was one of the few women to refuse to be evacuated with other women and children to Nelson. Victoria House was comandeered for use in the wars. Hoskin died on 22 October 1860 and Mary married Archibald Hood on 30 January 1862. She continued to contribute to the running of Victoria House, despite the death of Hoskin and the store coming to be known as 'Mr Hood's store' by 1864. Despite having 10 children to Hoskin and two with Hood, she successfully negotiated the demands of both the business and family life. She died in 1902.
Accession No
A62.824

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.
Accession No
A64.043

Name/Title
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.
Accession No
A64.050

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.
Accession No
A64.083

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.
Accession No
A64.090

A hand coloured copy photograph of Te Kaeaea (also known as Wihitoa Taringakuri), chief grandparent of the Atiawa tribe, c.1870s.
Accession No
A65.949

Name/Title
Formal half-portrait Te Rangihiwinui, also known as Te Keepa Te Rangihiwininui, Te Keepa, Meiha Keepa, Major Keepa or Major Kemp. Te Rangihiwinui was of the Muaūpoko iwi. Te Rangihiwnui is wearing a korowai with tāniko boarders. Te Rangihiwinui wears a long thick beard and moustache. He wears a single feather in his short hair.
Accession No
A65.958
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