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Settlers house believed to be in Powderham Street, New Plymouth, showing development of flower and vegetable garden with a summer house. Mount Taranaki/Egmont visible in background.
Accession No
A79.834

View of central New Plymouth from Liardet/Gill Street area. Wesleyan Methodist Church (left), St Mary's Anglican Church (right) and Marsland Hill and barracks centre right.
Accession No
A65.888

Suspension bridge over the Waiwhakaiho River, with Mount Taranaki/Egmont in the background. This bridge was built in 1842-1843 using chains from the wreck of the "Fifeshire" at Nelson. It collapsed in a flood in September 1847.
Accession No
A66.768

Alfred Marsh's farm house at Junction Road, New Plymouth, 1877. Painting depicts farm house and three buildings on a hill in the centre middle ground, Mt Taranaki/Egmont right middle ground and small lake with row boat (containing two people) in left foreground. Single cow grazes in lower right corner. While the land has been cleared, a number of dead tree trunks litter the landscape.
R.A.N. Earl (born 1833).
Accession No
A86.018

Resident Agent's house centre middle ground, man driving a cart drawn by two bullocks on Courtenay Street in right foreground, and group of four Maori figures outside the front of the house in centre foreground. Pukiekie Pa is to the right of the Agent's house (on what is now Victoria Street) and Pukaka pa (now Marsland Hill) is located on the right edge. Mt Taranaki/Egmont and Ranges are visible in the background. The resident agent at this time was John Tylson Wicksteed.
Accession No
A75.435

Liardet Street, New Plymouth. Marsland Hill Barracks in right background. Street in foreground on which there is a cart with two oxen and a small number of people.
Accession No
A65.887

Ink and wash sketch based on two photographs taken of New Plymouth (VNP 100-P) in 1859, this work depicts a view of Devon Street looking towards Moturoa. Paritutu and the Sugar Loaves visible in the background.
Accession No
A70.074

Imperial troops disembarking the "H.M.V.S. Victoria" off the coast of New Plymouth. Two surfboats carrying soldiers in red coats are featured in the foreground. Both boats are chartered by men in blue and white suits (Navy?) and a large cask floats in the water to the left of the boat in the left corner. Men wearing both uniforms can be seen on board the "H.M.V.S. Victoria" which is flying the Union Jack from a staff at the rear of the boat. Several other ships, including the "Airedale", "George Henderson" and "Tasmanian Maid", are headed towards New Plymouth which is located near the centre left edge beneath Mt Taranaki/Egmont. The barracks on Marsland Hill is the main feature of the settlement. The Pouakai and Kaitake ranges, as well as the Sugar Loaf Islands, feature as part of the landscape profile.
Accession No
A65.882

Name/Title
Small watercolour, possibly of Pukekura Park or a lake at Ardendale, the Arden family home on Frankley Road, New Plymouth.
Painting depicts lake with water lillies in lower right foreground. Thick bush to lake edge in middle background. Two punga trees extreme left/middleground. Colours primarily light blue, greens browns and white.
Accession No
TM.1999.143

Early New Plymouth street scene depicting the corner of Brougham and Devon Streets. Three buildings in middleground with horse and cart standing on road in front. Middle shop has a small golden boot at front. This shop belonged to boot maker Thomas Wood, and was called "The Golden Boot". Methodist Church can just be seen top left on the hill. A small number of people stand around the block of buildings.
Accession No
TM.2000.147

Matted and framed watercolour depicting the Waitara township in 1896. The view is taken from Manukorihi hill with the bridge in the foreground running into McLean Street which intersects with Quay Street in the midground. There is a group of figures being led by a man on a horse about to cross the bridge. A surf boat and ship are moored up against reinforced river bank. A railway runs parallel to the river with a carriage to the right of the red building. The engine can be viewed on the edge of town to the right.
Accession No
PA2004.193

Name/Title
Bush scene depicting a gully with a stream flowing over rocks. Tall trees are pictured in the middleground. Mountains with prominent pinnacle in background. May depict a South Island scene. Painted on a round piece of thick paper.
Accession No
A97.530

View of Harlech Castle on an outcrop of rock, Wales.
Accession No
A70.034

Bushrangers Redoubt and camp "Papatiki" at the edge of the forest at Wai-iti, Pukearuhe District, 1871. Also known as "Capt. Messenger's Camp/Wai-iti". Redoubt centre middleground, cleared land in foreground (with solitary cow grazing), and camp lower right middleground. Bush clad hills in background.
Accession No
A58.490

Sketch of 'Wilkinson's Castle', Pukearuhe, presumed to have been painted by James Chapman-Taylor's third wife, Joan. 'Wilkinson's Castle' is visible on the brow of a hill with tall trees surrounding the house. Vegetation is depicted on the hillside in the foreground. It is possible this sketch was made before the plans for the house were finalised and building had commenced.
Accession No
PA2010.219

Seven members of the Armed Constabulary pictured at the entrance to the Pungarehu Armed Constabulary camp. They are dressed in uniform and are wearing caps. A dog is lying on the ground in front of them. A wooden building dominates the left hand side of the painting. Another building is pictured on the right of the painting and a bell tent is visible in the centre. Numerous large trees are pictured behind the buildings. On the ridge of the hill behind the entrance to the camp, the Pungarehu blockhouse can be seen. The Pungarehu Armed Constabulary camp was used as the base from which the Armed Constabulary staged the invasion of Parihaka pā on 5 November 1881. At that time, approximately 1,000 men were stationed at the camp.
Accession No
PA2011.084

View of the Camphouse and a smaller building, North Egmont, Mount Taranaki. Road in foreground and power pole with power lines pictured on the right of the image. Vegetation visible both foreground and background. Background dominated by the slopes of Mount Taranaki.
Accession No
A70.069

Name/Title
View of New Plymouth Public Library / Carnegie Library from corner of Brougham and King streets (main entrance). Following discussions between the mayor of New Plymouth, Mr A.C. Fookes and the American industrialist, Andrew Carnegie, a grant of two thousand five hundred pounds was made on 13 February 1906 to the New Plymouth Borough Council for a new library building. An architectural competition was held, the winning architect being Frank Messenger. The building was formally opened on 1 July 1908 by the Mayor, Mr Gustave Tisch. At this time the museum remained in the old town hall.
Accession No
A95.793

View of Saddleback Island with large bare rock in immediate foreground. Outline worked in ink.
Accession No
A75.562

Wooden house with red roof. White wooden fence around front of property. Trees and shrubs also pictured.
Accession No
A66.231

Name/Title
View of New Plymouth and Mount Taranaki from the sea. To the left of the foreground a wooden dinghy is partially sunk and to the right a body is floating in the sea. A large seagull/albatross flies above the body. In the middleground notable buildings in New Plymouth township can be seen, such as St Mary's Church, the barracks on Marsland Hill, Browns Stores and Puke Ariki pa. Two ships are visible along the shore.
Accession No
PA2008.118

Name/Title
Picture of Devon Street East with houses on one side, dairy on the other, with tramcar, motor car, and power lines.
Accession No
A86.624

Matted and framed watercolour featuring an Inglewood street scene with a partially clouded Mt. Taranaki/ Egmont in the background. The foreground includes a flock of sheep being driven by a whip wielding mounted shepherd and flanked by two dogs. Two 'swaggermen' with bed rolls, hats and one with walking stick are located in the bottom left corner. The railway reserve and line is in the mid-foreground. This view is of Matai Street from Rimu Street- from in front of the former old Bank of New South Wales (now New Zealand Colonial Antiques 33 Rimu Street). It shows the first Methodist Church on Rata Street (right), the fire station and the commercial buildings on Matai Street to the Inglewood Hotel in the left distance.
Accession No
A96.982

Artwork from Roger Morris' 'Enduring Freedom' series that evokes the anonymous casualties of war. The artwork is made up of twelve panels that feature faceless heads, depicted in such a way as to make them virtually indistinguishable from each other. They are rendered in blacks and greys. The artwork was inspired by the casualties of war remembered by various war memorials around the world. Morris sees them not only as dead, but also hopeful and humorous.
Accession No
PA2012.052
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