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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

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.
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

Pencil sketch of New Plymouth township in 1850-1856. The view looks down the Huatoki Stream to Devon Street Bridge. Marsland Hill and Mount Taranaki are visible in the background.
Accession No
PA2008.116

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

Painted version of the colours and battle honours of the 14th (Buckinghamshire) Regiment of Foot of the British Army.
Accession No
A66.792

Pencil sketch of New Plymouth's clock tower with other buildings in the foreground. A crane is also visible upper right of drawing. Several figures are visible in the foreground. The original clock tower was demolished in April 1969.
Accession No
A64.816

Name/Title
Sketch of Graham and Glenda Kirk's house with bush and Mount Taranaki in the background.
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PA2012.134

Jane Maria and Arthur Atkinson's house at Hurworth on Carrington Road. Depicts typical New Zealand colonial house with bay window at front - house slightly side on and backs onto a cleared hill. Bush and tall trees in background. Cleared land with felled trees in foreground. Along the lower edge of the drawing are handwritten numerals (in pencil): "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6". On the reverse is an inscription written (also in pencil) by Jane Maria Atkinson which reads: "1 is at present the kitchen window. 2 our bedroom, but in another fortnight it will be the kitchen window and No. 1 our bedroom. We make the change because it is not convenient to have the room one sleeps in a passage room and that the sitting room and kitchen may be close together. 3 the bay window and 4 and 5 are sitting room windows, 6 window of Lely's bedroom. 1, 2, and 3 look due east to the Henui river. 4, 5, and 6 due North, we see towards the road from them, I shall have a wider view next year when the bush between our clearing and D. Atkinson's is to be felled. We see the back end of Harry's house from the North windows, he lies North west of us. The front door so to speak, is at the back of the house in a passage between the two bodies of the house and connecting them. The fence in the front is going to be moved so as to enlarge the garden considerably and the gate will be moved to the right a good way so that a path from it may lead naturally to the door."
Accession No
A75.462

Name/Title
Pencil sketch of the Omata Stockade from the north east side, 1861. Stockade situated upper right middleground, small area of cleared land middle foreground with stock grazing on it.
Accession No
A75.450

Small print by Bernard Aris depicting St Andrews Church, New Plymouth.
Accession No
A75.568

Print by Bernard Aris depicting St Mary's Church, New Plymouth. Shows church from Powderham Street view with footpath and part of road in foreground.
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A75.569

Pencil sketch depicting D. Newman's Boot Repair Shop. Building/shop dominates middle of image with footpath and road in immediate foreground. Signage on shop awning reads: "For Sale / Leather, Nails and Rubber Heels/ D. Newman Boot Repairer". Another awning belonging to a shop further along the road reads: "H. Mead Ltd / Baker".
Accession No
A75.557

Sketch depicting chickens scratching about in a fenced off section. Immediately behind fence are two large trees and another residence.
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A75.556

Interior view of Rollo & Millar foundry, New Plymouth. Two figures are pictured working at a bench next to an open furnace. Machinery in the foreground.
Accession No
A70.077

Exterior view of a two storeyed boarding house on Silver Street, New Plymouth. Drawn on green/grey paper. The building has now been demolished.
Accession No
A66.676

Six uniformed soldierse of the Highland Regiment pictured in a landscape scene.
Accession No
A66.074

Exterior view of the Waitara Public Library and Reading Room. The building was formerly an Anglican Church. After the present church was built it became the library.
Accession No
A66.581

Artwork from Roger Morris' 'Enduring Freedom' series that features four elements relating to the Global War on Terror. The top element is a hand drawn engine block, referring to 'the might of the military machine'. The next is a silhouette of a tank. The third is a stylised figure. The fourth is the word "OIL". The artwork has been made on the back of a proof poster for the TOWER New Zealand Youth Choir.
Accession No
PA2012.042

Exterior view of 30 Fulford Street, New Plymouth. Rendered in black and white on coloured paper.
Accession No
A66.699
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