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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.
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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.
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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

Photograph of William Bolland Davies' homestead on Frankley Road, New Plymouth. The house is seen surrounded by bush with sheds and a fence visible on the left. There are three people and a dog standing in front of the house, a person in white standing to the left of the house, another person standing further to the left, and another person standing on the hill to the left of the house.
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PHO2013-0124

Military photograph with 13 men in full military uniform standing in front of a group of trees. Two of the men are carrying flags and the others are carrying bayonets. Victor Caddy Davies is thrid from the right in the front row. The uniform he is wearing is also part of Puke Ariki's collection.
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PHO2013-0128

Photograph of two men standing at the front of a whare with bush in the background. A dog looking back at them is at the forefront of the image. The whare is made of wooden slatted walls with a straw-like material for the roof.
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PHO2015-0205

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.
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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.
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A66.692

William Bolland Davies sitting in front of a grapefruit tree (the 2nd graefruit tree of that species in New Zealand). Davies is wearing a three-peice suit with dark-tone jacket and waistcoat. He has a white shirt and mid-tone tie and is holding a bowler hat in his left hand. Davies appears to be balding and has a short beard and moustache.
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PHO2013-0103

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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

Commemorative photographic portrait printed on enamel of New Zealand's first labour Prime Minister, Michael Joseph Savage. Hook on reverse for hanging as well as stand.
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PHO2006-083

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Portrait of Dorothy Ella Davies (nee Ruebe). She is wearing a white shirt. She has a small pendant around her neck and is wearing wire-framed glasses. The photograph is housed in a textured grey card enclosure with a lion embossed on the front.
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PHO2013-0115

Collection of 26 photographs found during the demolition of Gibsons Motors / Newmans Bus Depot. Photographs include several views of the Mokau River punt; New Plymouth foreshore with view of Dicky Barret's grave; view of Marsland Hill barracks; an exterior view of Gibsons Motors; the 1927 opening of Mokau Bridge; several group images of Gibsons Motors staff; a view of the New Plymouth bowling club; multiple views of New Plymouth township (circa late 1800s); view of exterior of St Mary's Church with ivy growing over the walls; children weaving a maypole at New Plymouth High School; a view of the rock pool, Kawaroa; a photograph of Dick Kibby in the 'Sea Dog' jet boat on Waitara River; and a group photograph of Veterans Association, which includes George Gibson, the founder of Gibsons Motors Ltd.
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PHO2008-1841

Portrait of gardener, naturalist and conservationist William Walter Smith (1852-1942). Smith poses in front of a back-drop of foliage wearing a suit and tie. He looks to the right so that his face is shown in profile. His hands are clasped behind his back.
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PHO2012-0002

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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A65.915

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.
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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.
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A65.900

Residence of Edwin Harris. Depicts house centre middleground with woman and child on path in front. Three people on horses are on the road outside the gate. Mt Taranaki/Egmont is visible right background.
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A65.916

Depicts "Bonithon", residence of James Cragg Sharland, a friend of the artist. The main house, which was built during the 1850s and located on Bonithon Avenue (New Plymouth), is visible to the left middleground. To the right foreground are the original stables, sheds and gardeners cottage. The Grey Institute is located at the extreme right. Watercolour has been attributed to John Gully.
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A65.893

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Watercolour depicting the residence of Mr & Mrs Robert Studholme Thompson at Normanby.
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A66.729

Watercolour depicting a view of a red implement shed beside which two tall poles with a cross-piece along the top stand. Hills and Mount Taranaki/Egmont in the distance. Colours of each section (written in pencil) visible in places.
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A75.600

The Royal Regiment of Artillery colours. The colours include the Royal Arms of England placed above a gun. Commonly known as the Royal Artillery, the Royal Regiment of Artillery comprises a number of regiments and is an arm of the British Army.
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A66.744
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