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Watercolour by Bernard Aris depicting a view of Taranaki taken from the slopes of Mt Taranaki/Egmont. Brown cottage with red roof in left foreground (depicted from the rear), a corrogated iron shed is situated lower down the slopes. Large, possibly dead, tree to right of cottage in foreground. Beyond the buildings is a view of Taranaki farm land and Mt Ruapehu.
Accession No
A75.629

Watercolour painting made from a 1930s photograph of the Smart Bros. Ltd. plumbing, tinsmithing, and electrical company premises on corner of Brougham and Powderham Streets, New Plymouth. The painting shows the large building with a red roof and a sign on the left side that reads 'SMART BROS. LTD. OFFICES, STORE ROOMS' and another sign on the right that reads 'SMART BROS. LTD. [PLUMBING ELECTRICAL (partially visible)]. There are two large power poles in front of the building on either side of the corner, and several vehicles parked along the street on the left and one on the right. There is a man visible in the shop window on the right wearing a blue shirt and blue overalls. He has been identified as Leslie Allen Smart, son of Allan Kiddy Smart (one of the original three Smart brothers along with George and Herbert) and father of Brian Smart, who commissioned the painting. The dog sitting outside the building in the centre of the image has been identified as Skip, who belonged to Arthur Lawrence Smart. The painting is framed with a beige mat with the title included in it and a mottled brown and gold frame.

George Smart established his business in Stratford in 1892 and was joined by his brothers when he expanded into New Plymouth. Allan Smart was one of the first registered electricians in New Plymouth. The company ran until c1957.
Accession No
PA2016.001

Ink and watercolour sketch of the Bank of New Zealand building in Waitara. The building is rendered in green with grey columns and a large red door, with the outlines and details sketched loosely in black ink. The building was built in 1876 and demolished in the 1960s.
Accession No
A66.692

Name/Title
Artwork based on a graphic produced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States of America to explain how the World Trade Centre towers fell without the aid of explosives. The artwork depicts one of the World Trade Centre towers with lines emanating from the centre of the tower, indicating the tower's core strengthening columns. An aeroplane is pictured on the left of the image prior to impact. Roger Morris considers NIST's explanation of the towers' collapse to be "creationist", overlooking other factors in the buildings' collapse.
Accession No
PA2012.037

Artwork from Roger Morris' 'Enduring Freedom' series that evokes the anonymous casualties of war. An image of a faceless head - rendered in white, black and grey - is adhered to a piece of plastic that has been cut into the shape of a television/table. The numbers "2 2 1 69 4 415" are stamped in white into the bottom of the image. The numbers are random. The artwork was inspired by the casualties of war remembered by various war memorials around the world. Morris sees the face not only as dead, but also hopeful and humorous.
Accession No
PA2012.054

Artwork from Roger Morris' 'Enduring Freedom' series that evokes the anonymous casualties of war. An image of a faceless head - rendered in white, black and grey - is adhered to a piece of plastic that has been cut into the shape of a television/table. The numbers "4 5 223 9" are stamped in white into the bottom of the image. The numbers are random. The artwork was inspired by the casualties of war remembered by various war memorials around the world. Morris sees the face not only as dead, but also hopeful and humorous.
Accession No
PA2012.055

Artwork from Roger Morris' 'Enduring Freedom' series that evokes the anonymous casualties of war. An image of a faceless head - rendered in white, black and grey - is adhered to a piece of plastic that has been cut into the shape of a television/table. The numbers "00 1 3197 5 67" are stamped in white into the bottom of the image. The numbers are random. The artwork was inspired by the casualties of war remembered by various war memorials around the world. Morris sees the face not only as dead, but also hopeful and humorous.
Accession No
PA2012.056

Artwork from Roger Morris' 'Enduring Freedom' series that evokes the anonymous casualties of war. An image of a faceless head - rendered in white, black and grey - is adhered to a piece of plastic that has been cut into the shape of a television/table. The numbers "07 3 9 94" are stamped in white into the bottom of the image. The numbers are random. The artwork was inspired by the casualties of war remembered by various war memorials around the world. Morris sees the face not only as dead, but also hopeful and humorous.
Accession No
PA2012.057

Artwork from Roger Morris' 'Enduring Freedom' series that evokes the anonymous casualties of war. An image of a faceless head - rendered in white, black and grey - is adhered to a piece of plastic that has been cut into the shape of a television/table. The numbers "4 37 790" are stamped in white into the bottom of the image. The numbers are random. The artwork was inspired by the casualties of war remembered by various war memorials around the world. Morris sees the face not only as dead, but also hopeful and humorous.
Accession No
PA2012.058

Name/Title
Artwork Roger Morris has termed a "test piece" which exemplifies his experiments with unexposed photographic paper. The artwork depicts two human figures in a tight embrace. They stand on a black ground and against a pink and blue sky. The figures are painted in black ink with parts of their bodies highlighted in red.
Accession No
PA2012.093

Name/Title
Artwork of etching ink on exposed photographic paper. The artwork shows a human figure within a black and blue ground. The lighter-toned flickers and shapes are created by exposing the inked paper to chemicals. The artwork is about considering the human being as a passionate interaction.
Accession No
PA2012.098

Name/Title
Sketch of a pā site, noted as being "Kaikaraka pa". A number of buildings are ringed by pallisading, pictured from a high vantage point. Several animals are grazing in the middleground. Numerous trees, bushes and lahars are dotted across the landscape.
Accession No
PA2011.081

Sketch of Kapoaiaia Armed Constabulary camp, misspelled as "Kapueiha AC Camp" on the sketch itself. Numerous bell tents and several buildings are pictured on the right of the image. Vegetation and several lahars are visible in the middleground. Mount Taranaki (Egmont), the Pouakai Ranges and the Kaitake Ranges are pictured in the background. Mount Taranaki is visible on the right of the image, The Pouakai Ranges are pictured in the middle and the Kaitake Ranges are visible on the left. The camp was officially known as the 'Cape Egmont Armed Constabulary Camp'.
Accession No
PA2011.082

Sketch of the Kapoaiaia Armed Constabulary camp, misspelled as "Kapueiha" on the sketch itself. The camp is pictured in the centre of the image. A military post with a flag is positioned on a hill, which is now the location of the Cape Egmont Lighthouse. Bell tents and several buildings are pictured at the base of the hill. Vegetation is dotted across the landscape. The sea is visible behind. The camp was officially known as the 'Cape Egmont Armed Constabulary Camp'.
Accession No
PA2011.083

Exterior view of a two storey wooden house, 113 Lemon Street, New Plymouth. Picket fence in foreground.
Accession No
A66.683

Two sketches adhered together relating to the murder of Mary Dobie on 25 November 1880. The top sketch shows the place where Dobie was killed. A road and rock-lined pathway are pictured in the foreground and who figures are visible standing on a hill in the middleground. The bottom sketch shows Tuhiata, who was tried, convicted and hanged for murdering Dobie. He is pictured with his hands crossed over his chest and a pipe in his mouth. He is wearing a grey jacket. Dobie, who was an artist, had walked to Te Namu Bay to sketch Mt Egmont/Taranaki for the 'Graphic' when she was killed by Tuhiata.
Accession No
PA2011.078

Panoramic sketch in two halves of Mount Taranaki and the Kaitaki Ranges. The Armed Constabulary camp at Cape Egmont is pictured in the middle of the panorama. The Armed Constabulary camp at Pungarehu is pictured in the middle of the right hand side of the panorama. Telegraph wires are pictured lower right and a large plume of smoke is pictured on the left of the panorama. The words "Swamp / Pungarehu Camp / Parihaka / Mt Egmont and Taranaki" are noted in pencil on the right and "Kaitaki" is written lower left of the panorama.
Accession No
PA2011.079

Sketch of a military picket, noted as being between Pukemanu [?] and Pungarehu. Sketched from a higher point looking down towards land with various lone trees and several lahars. The sea is visible in the background.
Accession No
PA2011.080

Depiction of Captain Cracroft's crest and motto. Inscription beneath the crest and motto says: "Presented to the New Plymouth Museum by R. B. Craven late of the H. M. S. Niger May 7th 1909". The Latin motto "Ne Cede Malis" translates as "yield not to misfortunes".
Accession No
A66.338

View of a two-storied house once located at 234 Devon Street East and 236 Courtenay Street, New Plymouth. The house is white with green window frames and detailing. The house is situated amidst a large garden. A lawn dominates the foregound. There is a large tree planted at the edge of the lawn, in front of the house. A wheelbarrow sits on the lawn on the left. The house was built for Dr David Wylie in 1910. From 1927 to 1950 it was the home of Monica and Rex Brewster. It was demolished some time in the 1970s.
Accession No
PA2012.025

Name/Title
View of a domestic space, possibly the artist's living room, showing a fire place, two chairs, a wood box and washing strung up on a line above the fire. Rendered in black ink and watercolour paint, including shades of blue, brown, yellow, red and grey.
Accession No
PA2012.129

Name/Title
Wash sketch of Graham Kirk's wife reading on the couch and their dog Wiki sitting in the window.
Accession No
PA2012.133

Watercolour depicting an image of the C.A. Wilkinson facade prior to construction of Puke Ariki. The facade has "PUKE ARIKI" in large black letters along the top left hand side edge and "C. A. WILKINSON" in smaller letters at the top right. In the lower right corner of the facade the following words are painted in black and are on four vertical columns painted (from left to right) blue, yellow, red and blue: "TARANAKI / MUSEUM / LIBRARY / PROJECT". Small grey car parked outside facade.
Accession No
TM.2001.175

Two storied farmhouse in grass clearing with stumps and logs in foreground. Mt Taranaki/Egmont is visible in the background. The name "Merton" was given to the farm by James and Henry Richmond after their hometown near Wimbledon, England. The house was built by them in 1851.
Accession No
A64.810

View of Marsland Hill from the north west with full moon rising in the south east. Barracks on top of hill with steps curving down and towards foreground. Charles Brown's grave in left foreground.

Marsland Hill provided the single most important European military establishment of the Taranaki Wars. First occupied in 1855, it provided the headquarters for Imperial troops and local forces in Taranaki until the Armed Constabulary period of the 1870s and 1880s. The site was a former pa, Pukaka, and to provide a sufficient platform for the barracks and stockade, twelve metres had to be removed from the top. The iron clad barrack buildings which were erected on top of the hill arrived from Melbourne on the "Alexander" in June 1855. Marsland Hill was at the centre of an extensive signaling system throughout the First Taranaki War and for part of the second war. Three or four canvas wicker balls were raised or lowered on the yards of a signaling mast. At its greatest extent the signaling system reached the Waitara River to the north and St George's Redoubt in the Tataraimaka Block to the south.
Accession No
A75.434
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