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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

Silver gelatin photograph of the Waitara Freezing Works mounted on card. The large weatherboard-clad building has a fence running along the left side with bushes in front and a tree in the background on the right. There is a dog standing on the left on a path that runs along the front of the building.
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PHO2016-0052

Black and white photographic image depicting a view of Devon Street, New Plymouth from the Currie Street corner showing the Native Office being removed from Lower Brougham Street.
Accession No
A64.063

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
Copy photograph of Colonel G.J. Carey. Carey was Second in Charge of the Imperial Forces in New Zealand in 1861. He is shown from the chest up with his photograph cut out and pasted onto a round piece of paper. Carey appears to be wearing military uniform and he has a moustache and full beard. The photograph is included on page 27 of William Francis Robert Gordon's album "Some "Soldiers of the Queen" who served in the Maori Wars and Other Notable Persons Connected Herewith".
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PHO2014-0049

Framed memorial photograph distributed by the Director of Graves Registration & Enquiries of Private Charles Lawrence Sattler's grave. Sattler was killed in action October 30th, 1916. On the right side is a silver gelatin photograph of Private Sattler's grave which consists of a white wooden cross inscribed with the following details: "In Memory of 157 84 Pte C. L. Sattler 2nd W.I.B. NZEF Killed in Action Oct. 30 1916." "E.Z. 6" in inscribed lower left corner of photograph. On the left side is the official documentation from the Director of Graves Registration & Enquiries which provides the following information:
Regiment: 2/Wellington Inf New Zealand;
Position of Grave: Cite' Bonjean Military Cemetary;
Nearest Railway Station: Armentieres.
The number of this particular photograph is 8/14318.
Accession No
A87.216

Monochromatic painting of Charles Armitage Brown's grave on Marsland Hill, behind St Mary's Church, New Plymouth. His grave is surrounded by cabbage trees and various other vegetation. Painting rendered solely in blue and black.
Accession No
PA2009.143

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

View of H. W. Leatham's cottage in Woolcombe Terrace. Depicts a small, shingle roof, vertical board and battern cottage with a paling fence in front and Mt Taranaki/Egmont visible behind. Three children (Eliza Leatham, Mary Hursthouse, and Mary Leatham) and two goats are in front of the fence.
Accession No
A65.915

Small watercolour of Armed Constabulary's redoubt at Wai-iti from Papatiki (Bushranger's redoubt). Depicts collection of small buildings lower centre with column of smoke emitting from one of the buildngs. Redoubt positioned on flat land surrounded by hills - brown fern regrowth immediate foreground, large light green hill right background and distant blue hills left background. Small line of bush located to right of buildings - beginning lower middle right; larger patch of bush located to left of buildings - lower middle left.
Accession No
A58.491

View of the end of Pratt's sap, which was constructed during the seige of Hapurona's Pa, Te Arei (seen in the background) with further protective outwork on the left. Shown as it appeared on conclusion of fighting between the Maori defenders and British forces, 19 March 1861. Seated Maori figure with horse and rider on left side.
Accession No
A75.439

View of St George's Redoubt, Tataraimaka (former Tataraimaka Pa, later Crow's Nest) in middleground, Katikara Stream and the coast towards New Plymouth. Tents on flat by pa at right middleground. Flax bush bottom right corner.
Accession No
A65.900

Panorama of New Plymouth from Queen Street, 1844. Shows William Spain's land tenure meeting on Mt Eliot in the distance.
Accession No
A64.821

The colours of the Taranaki Militia and Volunteers. Depicts a crown, crossed flags, name scrolls and "Waireka 1860".
Accession No
A90.424

A large crowd of men and women are gathered before a man outside the main factory at Kaupokonui. The man addresses the crowd from a raised platform beneath a pyramid-shaped awning. A New Zealand? flag flies from one of the diagonal poles of the awning. The flags of other nations fly from ropes extending from the awning poles. Behind the speaker and flags a lot of scaffolding is visible. Most of the crowd wear hats. There are two horses in the bottom left hand side of the photograph.
Accession No
PHO2011-2501

Name/Title
A wooden bridge extends across a river from the left hand side of the photograph. There is a grassy bank in the foreground. On the other opposite bank of the river there are several wooden buildings with many chimneys. There is a man wearing a hat sitting on the bridge.
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PHO2011-2507

Eleven men are gathered in two rows against the wall of a building. The back row has eight men in it, all are standing. The front row has three men, all seated. The man in the middle of the front row is more formally dressed than the other men, he wears a coat, scarf, waistcoat, tie and watch chain and is holding a hat and walking stick. There is a large round of cheese resting against this man's legs. The label on the cheese reads "NEW ZEALAND PRODUCE / REG NO: / LBS NET / KAPONGA / NO: / DATE / FULL CREAM FACTORY CHEESE."
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PHO2011-2512

Name/Title
A post-card photograph showing the wooden buildings of the Kaponga Creamery. The buildings are single-storied and have pointy chimneys. Another darker toned wooden structure is visible to the left of the photograph, this is raised on stilts and has a large round vat attached to it. There are two horse-drawn carts, each with a man in it and trays filled with barrels, near this raised structure. A further cart, empty and without horses lies furher to the right. A telegraph pole dominates the right hand side of the composition. There is a pile of timber on the left hand side of the photograph.
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PHO2011-2523

Street view showing Kaupokonui Central Factory, the name "KAUPOKONUI CO-OP CENTRAL FACTORY" can be read on single-storied building in the distance. Larger buildings frame the left and right hand sides of the photograph. Some men can be seen standing on the threshold of these buildings. There are two horse drawn carriages and a motor vehicle on the street.
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PHO2011-2531

View of Kaupokonui Dairy Co-op. A sign beginning "KAUPOKONUI CO.." is just visible. Horse-drawn carriages filled with vats line up alongside factory buildings. Several man can be seen sitting in the carriages. In one carriage a man lifting a vat is visible. In the foreground there are piles of roughly chopped timber.
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PHO2011-2532

A large sign reading "KAUPOKONUI CO-OPERATIVE GENERAL STORE" identifies the subject. There are several horse-drawn carts outside the building. A man stands up in one of them. Another two men stand around the carts. There are two horses by the building beneath the sign.
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PHO2011-2534

Post-card photograph showing horse-drawn carts filled with milk canisters outside Kaupokonui factory buildings.
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PHO2011-2535

Three horse-drawn milk carts are shown outside the Kaupokonui Co-operative General Store. The carts are filled with milk canisters and are all driven by men wearing hats. A sign reading "KAUPOKONUI CO-OPERATIVE GENERAL STORE." identifies the building.
Accession No
PHO2011-2536

View of Moturoa and breakwater, New Plymouth. Cleared land with four cows in immediate foreground and six horses in middleground. Port and breakwater at right middleground. Taranaki Producers Freezing Works Company Coolstores on waterfront near breakwater. Small residential dwelling (?) to right of coolstore. Two oil wells middle left edge, with Paritutu Rock above in the distance. Two residential dwellings (one of which is Honeyfield's) and the Moturoa Hotel (destroyed by fire in 1897) are to the right of the oil wells.
Accession No
A66.198
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