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Portrait of Michael Smither rendered in rainbow colours and set against a blue/grey background.
Accession No
A65.616

Name/Title
Flowers in a garden. Wooden structure partially visible through creeping plants including jasmine. Rendered predominantly in greens, pink, white, orange, purple and blues.
Accession No
A64.615

View of Ōākura Beach at sunset. Rocks visible on beach and in the waves. Clouds in the sky. Rendered predominantly in blues, shades of orange, grey and black.
Accession No
A64.643

Name/Title
Bust portrait of a man with dark hair and wearing a white t-shirt. Blue background.
Accession No
A64.624

Name/Title
Bust portrait of a man with black hair and wearing a black t-shirt. Predominantly white background.
Accession No
A64.623

Name/Title
Stylised portrait of a nude woman. Background in two blocks of colour - red and navy blue. The woman is rendered in pink and brown/black.
Accession No
A65.598

A miniature oil painting of Elizabeth Lackworthy from Exeter (England). Contained in an oval wooden frame.
Accession No
A62.864

A miniature oil painting of Ambrose Lackworthy from Exeter (England). Contained in an oval wooden frame.
Accession No
A62.865

Dry point etching referencing navigational charts that document shoreline profiles to indicate a course when approaching ports. Smith's artwork shows three different boxed views of the shoreline in front of Puke Ariki pā, New Plymouth. The first shows a traditional vessel approaching the coastline of Taranaki from the sea. The second shows the coastline from a closer viewpoint and also references the coastline in the style of hydrographic charts. It also features the words "uneven seabed / rocky sandy" next to it. The third shows both the coastline and the charting from a similar perspective but includes the words "sea bed / hillside and / ancestral remains" next to it. A compass point has been printed in pink ink lower right. The artwork references historical hydrographic charts held in Puke Ariki's Archives Collection and indicates changes in use of the shoreline around Puke Ariki - from being a place used predominantly for collecting seafood to a place "that contains the remains of the hillside and includes human remains of previous occupation" (Vicki Smith).
Accession No
PA2013.012

Digital collage comprising three elements layered to form a self-portrait of Taranaki artist Dale Copeland. The background layer is a dusky brown colourfield from which a photograph of Copeland at age 5 emerges on the left. A colour photograph occupies the ceter of the composition and slightly overlaps the figure of the five year old girl. The colour photograph shows Copeland age 40 reflected in a mirror. A doll's head, a human skull and a blue vase of pink flowers overlap the reflection. The photograph has a white boarder. An x-ray taken of Copeland's right hand when she was 69 years old reaches up and over the other two elements from the lower right of the composition. Copeland was wearing a thumb ring when the x-ray was taken, it appears as a startlingly white loop on the skeleton thumb in the image.
Accession No
PA2013.019

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

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

Small watercolour of Armed Constabulary's redoubt at Wai-iti from Papatiki (Bushranger's redoubt). Depicts collection of small buildings lower centre with column of smoke emitting from one of the buildngs. Redoubt positioned on flat land surrounded by hills - brown fern regrowth immediate foreground, large light green hill right background and distant blue hills left background. Small line of bush located to right of buildings - beginning lower middle right; larger patch of bush located to left of buildings - lower middle left.
Accession No
A58.491

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

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.
Accession No
A75.439

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

View of central New Plymouth c.1861 (from lower Liardet Street) with Marsland Hill and Mt. Taranaki/Egmont in background. Horse on rider in foreground.
Accession No
A75.430

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

Residence of Mrs William Honeyfield at Moturoa, circa 1870. Hongi Hongi lagoon is visible in the left middleground and Sugar Loaf Islands in the background. Three cattle in the lower right corner and a flock of sheep near the foreshore. The Honeyfield residence was built by Richard (Dicky) Barret, pioneer trader and whaler of Moturoa.
Accession No
A66.460

Pencil drawing with watercolour wash showing the view from the western side of the Bell Block Stockade, 1860. Looking out over the Bell Village District and showing the Anglican and Primitive Methodist Churches, the Village Inn and the residence of James Marshall. Soldiers with cannon in foreground.
Accession No
A75.454
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