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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

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

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

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

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

Coastal scene, New Plymouth. Sugar Loaves and Paritutu are visible in the background, as is a surfboat on the shore. An ox-drawn cart and people are on the beach in the foreground. Based on an art work by William Strutt, 1855.
Accession No
A75.068

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

View of an Italian coastline at sunset.
Accession No
A66.775

Name/Title
View of White Cliffs from Onaero. Three figures are pictured on the beach in middleground and a further three figures are seated in a boat approaching the beach. Foliage in the foreground.
Accession No
A66.055

Residence of Garland William Woon (1831-1895), who arrived in New Plymouth in 1852 and was the first proprietor of Taranaki Herald. Two storey house with veranda on hillside (Churchill Heights). Paritutu and Sugar Loaves are visible in the background. Two figures in the left foreground.
Accession No
A75.437

Name/Title
View of the Waitara Blockhouse, Hurirapa Pa at lower right middle ground with tents, people and canoes to the left, and river right foreground. Single flag flies on either side of the blockhouse.
Accession No
A65.626

View of the Waitara Blockhouse, Hurirapa Pa, at the mouth of the Waitara River. Blockhouse is to the left middleground, boat ("Tasmanian Maid") steaming up river at left middleground, and above this boat is a Maori burial ground.
Accession No
A87.259

Name/Title
View of "Camp Waitara". Maori figure standing on road in middle foreground, camp in background with flag flying.
Accession No
A87.258

Watercolour view of the Alpha Flour Mill (middleground), Carrington Road (left), Huatoki Stream (middle foreground), and Mt. Taranaki/Egmont (background). Man and woman walking on bridge left foreground.
Accession No
A79.873

Lower Carrington Road with Alpha Flour Mill on the lower left next to Huatoki Stream and the residence of A.R. Standish (the "Mace House") on the left. Mt. Taranaki/Egmont is visible in the right background.
Accession No
A79.836

Name/Title
Memorial to the 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment at Te Henui Cemetery. Mt. Taranaki/Egmont visible in background.
Accession No
A65.909

View of New Plymouth looking up the Huatoki River. Taken from the old footbridge at the back of the Taranaki (now Royal) Hotel. [Currie Lane]. Shows Gilmour's Store, Brougham Street in the foreground and Marsland Hill with barracks in the background. Man on footbridge in immediate foreground.
Accession No
A65.910
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