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Name/Title
Rameka Te Amai wearing a dog skin cloak (A79.966 - Huruhuru kuri), fur side out, holding a taiaha.
Accession No
A64.058

Name/Title
Photographic portrait of Gustave Tisch.
Councillor: April 15th, 1901 - Feb 22nd, 1904. April 20th, 1905 - Jan 8th, 1906.
Mayor: May 6th, 1908 - Aug 10th, 1911.
Accession No
A66.389

Portrait of Robert Wallath, known as The Highwayman, taken in the New Plymouth gaol after his arrest on 20 July 1893 for trying to rob the Criterion Hotel.
Accession No
PHO2002-1009

Studio portrait of Captain William Newland who was at Te Ngutu o te Manu when Von Tempsky was killed. Newland is dressed in military uniform. He is holding a cane and his gloves in his right hand. His right elbow rests on a round table to his right. His left hand is on his thigh. There is a curtain in the background on the right hand side of the image. The photograph is oval shaped and the mount is green with a cream coloured matte. The image has been heavily retouched on the right side.
Accession No
PHO2002-662

Name/Title
A carte-de-visite portrait of an infant, possibly Vida Chong (daughter of Chew and Elizabeth Chong).
Accession No
PHO2005-167

W. Bro.C.Finley, 1880. From portrait board of twenty four officers of Lodge Hawera #34
Accession No
PHO2006-200

Carte-de-visite of the bust of Sergeant Nicholas Golding of the 65th Regiment. Golding is wearing a suit and his medals. His bust is framed in an oval and he is looking toward the right.
Accession No
PHO2008-1648

Bust portrait of George Curtis Senior. He has a long grey/white beard and is wearing a dark jacket. He is not looking directly at the camera.
Accession No
PHO2008-1662

Carte-de-visite of Lieutenant W. Moule of the 15th Regiment. Moule is dressed in military uniform and his hat rests ontop of a wooden pedestal. His right arm also rsets on the pedestal and he holds a sword with his left hand. The photographic print is framed with a yellow coloured support.
Accession No
PHO2008-1673

Cabinet card of the bust of Captain Richard Blake of the Patea Militia and Field Force. Blake is wearing a suit and jacket. He is looking left of centre.
Accession No
PHO2008-1689

Name/Title
Studio portrait of Harriet Harrison (nee Wells). Sailed on Plymouth Company ship 'Timandra' to New Plymouth in 1842. Photograph is a bust portrait of the sitter, seated on a chair. She wears a buttoned jacket and a scarf around her neck. Harrison has ribbons in her hair. She married William Harrison, son of Valentine and Sarah Harrison.
Accession No
PHO2009-008

Cabinet card sized photograph of Inspector John Bell Thomson. Thomson is seated on a chair with fur on it. His left arm is resting on a covered table. His right arm is situated in his lap. He is dressed in military uniform and is wearing a hat.
Accession No
PHO2009-065

Name/Title
Cabinet card portrait photograph of Colonel John Ellis of the 43rd Regiment. Ellis is dressed in a suit. He is looking toward the left hand side of the image. The photograph has been adhered to a grey coloured cabinet card.
Accession No
PHO2009-073

Studio portrait of John Edward Brewster riding a penny farthing bicycle. He is wearing a striped jersey, a striped cap, trousers and socks pulled up to his knees. He is posed against a painted studio backdrop. Brewster was the manager of the Colonial Sugar Refinery, Auckland. He married Isobel Carrington, daughter of surveyor Octavius Carrington.
Accession No
PHO2009-204

John Ellis stands in full military uniform with five medals pinned to his chest. He has a helmet on and a sword on his left hip, which he is holding in his left hand. He is wearing white gloves on his hands. He has a full facial beard. There is a plant to his right and a stand to his left side.
Accession No
PHO2009-261

Mary Meredith (nee Lawlor) working in the darkroom at Bernard Woods Studios. Mary is seated in front of a Kodak glazing machine and is holding a print that has come through the machine in her right hand. She is looking directly at the photographer. A shelf stacked with negative boxes is visible on the right hand side of the image.
Accession No
PHO2009-279

Name/Title
Jennifer Woods photographing at the wedding of Mary Meredith (nee Lawlor) at Omata Road Hall, 1975. Jennifer is holding a large camera in one hand and the camera cable in the other. She has a bag over one shoulder and is looking directly at the camera. Seated in the foreground is an elderly woman and in the background several other seated figures are visible. Mary Meredith worked at Bernard Woods Studios from 1971 for several years.
Accession No
PHO2009-280

Carte-de-visite studio bust portrait of Māori chief Porikapa Te Wareware from Parawaha pā, Ōkato. Porikapa has a full facial moko and is wearing a white shirt and suit jacket.
Accession No
PHO2009-303

Name/Title
Studio portrait of George Curtis. Curtis is wearing a jacket with buttons and has a long beard.
Accession No
PHO2010-0740

Head and shoulders wedding photograph of Dianne Mary Hall nee Symons (03.01.1957-14.01.1986). The bride wears a white headdress with flowers on it. She wears a small, heart-shpaed necklace with blue gems on it and carries a bouquet of white flowers.
Accession No
PHO2011-2479

Full-length wedding portrait of Robert Joseph Hall and Dianne Mary Hall. The groom wears a light blue suit and a maroon stripped tie, he has a slight moustache and short side-burns. The bride wears a long cream dress, a floral headdress and carries a bouquet of cream flowers. The bride is pregnant. The couple turn in to face one another. They stand in front of a multicoloured studio backdrop.
Accession No
PHO2011-2480

Carte de visite of Robert Davies as a young child. Davies is sitting on a chair with fringing around the bottom of the seat and back. He is leaning up against a pillow that is propped against a pillar. He is wearing a light-tone top with dark sleeves and a striped belt around his chest. He is also wearing shoes with knee-high socks. Davies is holding something in his right hand. The carte de visite has a red border around the edge.
Accession No
PHO2013-0114

Photograph album with brown and gold embossed cover. The album has 13 pages and contains 72 photographs, the majority of which are albumen carte de visites. There are also three cabinet cards, one tintype, and a small number of printing-out paper prints. The majority of the carte de visites were made in New Plymouth by W.A. Collis, H.Webster, Hoby or T.S. Muir, although a small number were made by photography studios elsewhere including Melbourne, Cape Town, London and Paris. Several of the photographs have been hand-tinted.

Very few of the photographs are annotated. Those that are include the names John Rowe, Miss Jessie North[illegible], 'Counsin Jane', W. M. Lunley, Mrs Judge (later Gawler), Reverend Spicer, Harry Hones and Archdeacon Govett. The name Arthur Callaghan is written in the album twice, independantly from any photographs. Pug dogs also feature in two of the photographs. One photograph of particular note shows an unidentified man wearing a 'Te Ope Whakaora' (Salvation Army Maori Mission) hat and seated with a Pakeha woman and toddler along with a young Maori girl.

The pages in the back half of the album have been glued together and hollowed out to accommodate a music box mechanism that has been secured to the inside back cover.
Accession No
PHO2014-0386

Three-quarter length studio portrait of Edward Metcalf Smith. Edward is wearing a long dark coat over a light waistcoat and shirt and dark trousers. He has a moustache and beard. He is holding a book in his left hand. There is a cane chair on his left and a painted studio backdrop visible in the background.
Accession No
PHO2015-0111

Seated portrait of Mary Ann Smith (nee Golding), wife of Edward Metcalf Smith. Mary is seated at one end of a large and elaborate wicker bench. She is wearing a full-length dark gown with beading on the front and sheer polka-dot sleeves. She is also wearing dark elbow-length gloves, a choker necklace and a hairpeice. She is holding a fan in her right hand. A painted backdrop with a large vase of flowers can be seen in the background.
Accession No
PHO2015-0112
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