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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name/Title
Pencil sketch looking up Devon Street West, New Plymouth from Brougham Street, depicting Teeds & Co. Chemist on the right side, trams and people outside Avery's Bookshop on the left side, clock tower further along the street. Two dogs playing in the middle of the street.
Accession No
A75.554

Cartoon depicting a military figure demanding operational silence from a farmer over dairy accounts.
Accession No
A95.912

Artwork of etching ink on photographic paper. The upper part of the artwork depicts an aeroplane flying through a grainy sky. The lower part shows a lone figure struggling through a dusty landscape.
Accession No
PA2012.061

Name/Title
Artwork of etching ink and pencil on exposed photographic paper. The artwork shows two white fields on a black background. The pencil drawings on the field on the left depict one of the World Trade Center Towers. The artwork is a working-drawing in which Morris explores questions surrounding the strength of the Towers' cores and what caused them to collapse on 11 Septemeber 2001.
Accession No
PA2012.095

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

Lithograph depicting a Greek belly amphora decorated with scenes relating to the Taranaki Wars (1860-1866) and Tītokowaru's War (June 1868 to March 1869). All the figures represented on the amphora are in Greek style. The main frieze on the body of the amphora shows Riwha Tītokowaru sitting on a tree stump while prodding the embers of a fire with a stick. He is wearing a hat and chequered blanket. He is framed by two ponga trees. A bird with wings depicted as stylised eyes sits in the tree behind Tītokowaru. Behind that tree another Greek vase sits on the ground holding a tewhatewha and a cross. A taniwha figure is pictured in front of the opposite ponga tree. The friezes above the central image show settlers arriving on ships and pulling carts in convoy, a line of sheep and Mount Taranaki. The friezes below the central image show more processions of settlers arriving with carts and goods.
Accession No
PA2012.029
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