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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

Cartoon about various animals and people taking the credit for the woollen jersey Field Marshal Montgomery was photographed wearing in Cairo during WWII.
Accession No
A95.918

Name/Title
Cartoon depicting Hitler and several German officers along with a Japanese ally under seige in a bunker.
Accession No
A95.893

Drawing of india ink on exposed photographic paper. The drawing shows a tangled web of lines representing perceptions moving through a rectangular shape which represents one of the World Trade Center towers.
Accession No
PA2012.097

Name/Title
Etching of a human figure on paper printed with the Defense Department organization chart. The source for the chart is given as the "U.S. Organization Manual 1983/84". The human figure huddles into itself, holding a baby to its chest in a tight embrace. Morris uses the combination of this human figure with the Defense Department chart to explore the concept of humanity. He believes that for someone to be capable of pulling a trigger, they must have lost their humanity and forgotten the love that exists between parent and child.
Accession No
PA2012.067

Depicts scattered residences in New Plymouth from seaward end of Liardet Street. Methodist Church (right), Marsland Hill with barracks and St Mary's (right) with Mt Taranaki/Egmont and Pouakai in background.
Accession No
A97.451

Monochrome ink drawing by Stratford-born artist Graham Percy. The drawing depicts an imaginary scene in Taranaki where a young Archduke Maximilien-Franz of Austria is tending to a large crop of cabbages beneath a cabbage tree. The Archduke is dressed in a coat with large cuffs, pockets, and front panels over a shirt with frilled sleeves and breeches. His hair is styled in a late 18th Century fashion. He is standing amongst the cabbages with his feet hidden in the crop and is holding a garden tool in both hands. Behind the Archduke is a fence made of bound sticks, and the slope of Mount Taranaki is just visible in the background.

The drawing is part of Graham Percy's 'Imagined Histories' series from 2005, which follows a group of unlikely early settlers cultivating the land in an imaginary pre-European New Zealand. Other works in the series show two young Austrian Archduchesses playing in Taranaki's famous black sands and an Austrian Empress and her son celebrating the opening of their cake shop in Opunake.

The drawing was included in the exhibition "The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy" that was shown at Puke Ariki from April 26 to June 8 2014 and also toured around over venues in New Zealand.
Accession No
PA2015.079

View of New Plymouth looking west down Devon Street from about Liardet Street. Paritutu in the distance with military camp of 58th Regiment on Mount Eliot in right middle distance. Foreground figures include two horse riders, five Maori, and a dray. 58th Regiment established on Mount Eliot. Just landed from the "Duke of Portland" at anchor. The mail steamer "Zingari" is seen approaching from the south and is being signalled from the Mount Eliot mast.
Accession No
A97.452

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
Sketch of Graham and Glenda Kirk's house with bush and Mount Taranaki in the background.
Accession No
PA2012.134

Coloured print depicting a group of soldiers clustered in the centre of the image. Some are wounded and some are fighting on. They are wearing uniform and most are holding guns. Several horses are also depicted, at least one of which is has also been shot.
Accession No
A66.066

Resident Agent's House on Courtenay Street, New Plymouth. A lone horse rider is in the right foreground. Pukaka (Marsland Hill) and Pukiekie Pa sites are also shown. Mt Taranaki/Egmont and ranges is visible in the background.
Accession No
A85.749

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

Coloured ink sketch depicting a large vessel at sea with water fountain immediately in front of it. Another ship in the distance to right.
Accession No
A70.041

Sketch depicting chickens scratching about in a fenced off section. Immediately behind fence are two large trees and another residence.
Accession No
A75.556

Soldiers with drums and fife flutes parading through New Plymouth. Military camp and ships visible in the background. Paritutu is also pictured in the background.
Accession No
A66.694

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 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

Exterior view of the northern aspect of the Mace House, Carrington Street, New Plymouth.
Accession No
A66.681

Richmond Cottage (formerly known as Beach Cottage) from the west surrounded by a picket fence. The house is positioned in the lower left corner of sketch, with the top of Paritutu visible in the distance.
Accession No
A93.839

View of Mount Taranaki from Fitzroy, New Plymouth. Houses pictured in the foreground.
Accession No
A75.630

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
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