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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

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

Name/Title
Exterior of St Mary's Church, New Plymouth. Depicts the church building after the addition of a second wing in 1866. The grounds are surrounded by a fence. A tree is at the back of the church. A lamp is visible on the top right hand side of the photo. There are buildings and fences surrounding those buildings mid left hand side of the photo.
Accession No
A64.026

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

View of Dr Hutchinson's house, sheds and terraced gardens. Stream in foreground, with bridge bottom left leading to paddock with grazing cows. Developed vegetable gardens clearly visible on right hand side of the picture. Hedge/fence runs through the middle of the picture vertically. Bottom right hand corner shows steps leading to a lower terrace of the gardens.
Accession No
A64.087

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

View of cricket match at Whitecliffs, Pukearuhe of Armed Constabulary Station (No. 9 Company, Taranaki Military Settlers, NCOs). Thatched huts visible in background.
Accession No
A64.098

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

Five part panorama of New Plymouth from Marsland Hill. St Mary's Church is pictured in the middle of the panorama.
Accession No
A66.039

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.
Accession No
A66.205

Name/Title
Photograph of Hene [possibly spelt Heni] Te Rei, daughter of Matine Te Whiwhi and godmother of Huia Onslow when christened at Otaki. She is pictured wearing a Maori cloak, a hei tiki pendant, a long earring and a feather in her hair.
Accession No
A66.239

Name/Title
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.
Accession No
A66.257

Name/Title
Framed photograph entitled "Maori Belles". Two unidentified females standing in the background and two unidentified females seated in the foreground. Each is dressed differently and all hold a traditional Maori weapon. Punga trees feature in the background.
Accession No
A66.268

Name/Title
Copy photograph of a detail of Gottfried Lindauer's original painting of Rangi Topeora. Topeora is shown wearing a kahu (cloak) with four tail feathers of the huia in her hair. Round her neck hang three greenstone hei tiki and two long, narrow greenstone pendants. A greenstone earring hangs from one ear and a sharks tooth from the other. She has a chin moko.
Accession No
A66.285

Black and white photographic image of an elderly man wearing a dark suit, bow tie, white shirt and war medal. Seated with hands resting on his knees. Photograph is in the shape of an oval. The image looks enlarged and has been retouched.
Accession No
A66.294

Name/Title
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.
Accession No
A66.314

Photographic print of a lithograph of the bust of General Henry J. Warre. Warre is dressed in military uniform and is wearing his war medals. The image is quite large and has been copied onto cream coloured paper.
Accession No
A66.425

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.
Accession No
A66.456

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
Langman
Ben Bishop
Tunnicliff
Geo. Robinson
Pearn
Sam Allan
Sam Loveridge
John Andrews
Jas Pearn Kenyon
Captain Frank J. Mace
Captain F.L. Webster
30/4/1897.
Accession No
A66.462

H.R.H. The Duke of York, accompanied by Archdeacon Evans, greeting New Zealand war veterans at Pukekura Park, March, 1927. Pictured: Mr Meredith, Mr T. Williams, Mr J. Andrews, Mr J. Hislop, Mr C. Greenaway, Mr G. Binnie.
Accession No
A66.502

Opaltype studio portrait of Oscar Albert Mullon. Mullon is wearing a suit with a tie and a handkerchief in the breast pocket. He leans against a studio prop shaped like a rock. Mullon was both a cement and a cordial manufacturer.
Accession No
A66.636
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