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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

Panorama view of the four-year old town of New Plymouth from Mount Byron Domain, Octavius Place. Painted by Francis Dillon Bell, 15th February 1845.

Marsland Hill (Pukaka pa) with its bush-covered slopes is in the left middle distance. Mount Eliot (Puke Ariki pa) with the New Zealand Company's Resident Agent's house, offices, and signal mast is on the right overlooking the Huatoki estuary.

Before the establishment of the Port Taranaki, passengers and cargo were unloaded by surfboats from ships anchored offshore. The service operated from the beach near the Huatoki. The boat sheds and a surfboat appear beneath the signal mast while the signal man and surfboat coxswain's house is tucked under the hill alongside the estuary.

The Maori kainga (village) of Kawau can be seen on the near bank of the Huatoki Stream. A little to the left of Kawau is the long, low roof of the Company Store on the James Lane-Devon Street corner.

New Zealand Company surveyor Charles Brees is reputed to have been present at the time Bell painted this work, and a similar lithographed view appears in his 'Pictorial Illustrations of New Zealand' (1847).

This is one of five New Zealand watercolours discovered in France about six years ago. They had apparently been in the possession of a member of the Bell family who maintained connections with France.

One other of Bell's watercolours of New Plymouth is known. It was also painted in 1845 and was reproduced as a print in 1969 (see A66.625).
Accession No
PA2005.308

View of Waiwakaiho Gorge rendered predominantly in green, brown, blue and purple.
Accession No
A98.054

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
Figure in a landscape protecting its head as aeroplanes fly overhead from the left of the image, represented as triangle shapes. Below the planes, a set of rugby goal posts stand in the landscape, which is a reference to New Zealand.
Accession No
PA2012.070

View of Mount Taranaki and gully. Single tall tree and small bushes in immediate foreground. Cleared land ending with thick distant vegetation in middleground. Mt Taranaki in background surrounded by light pink sky. Part of a series of works by Edith Halcombe documenting Sir William Fox's climb up Mt Taranaki/Egmont in February 1890. Members of the party included: Premier Sir William Fox; Mayor of New Plymouth Arthur Standish; Edith Halcombe; Miss Standish; Miss Saddler; Guide Harry Peters and Robert Clinton Hughes.
Accession No
A75.509

Name/Title
View of Mt Taranaki from the track over the Pouākai Ranges. Vegetation and track in immediate foreground. A tree, possibly dead, frames the left of the image and a tall tree with vegetation frames the right. Range behind vegetation in foreground with Mt Taranaki dominating the painting. Part of a series of works by Edith Halcombe documenting Sir William Fox's climb up Mt Taranaki in February 1890. Members of the party included: Premier Sir William Fox; Mayor of New Plymouth Arthur Standish; Edith Halcombe; Miss Standish; Miss Saddler; Guide Harry Peters and Robert Clinton Hughes.
Accession No
A75.511

Name/Title
View of Humphries' Castle through bush. Humphries' Castle is visible in the middle of the painting in the distance. Vegetation in foreground with tall tree framing the left hand side of the image. Fallen tree in lower right corner. Sky has a pinkish tinge. Part of a series of works by Edith Halcombe documenting Sir William Fox's climb up Mt Taranaki/Egmont in February 1890. Members of the party included: Premier Sir William Fox; Mayor of New Plymouth Arthur Standish; Edith Halcombe; Miss Standish; Miss Saddler; Guide Harry Peters and Robert Clinton Hughes.
Accession No
A75.507

Name/Title
View of Humphries' Castle from gully. Thick vegetation in immediate foreground. Humphries' Castle is visible in the centre of the image. Tall, slender dead tree on left hand side of painting. Part of a series of works by Edith Halcombe documenting Sir William Fox's climb up Mt Taranaki/Egmont in February 1890. Members of the party included: Premier Sir William Fox; Mayor of New Plymouth Arthur Standish; Edith Halcombe; Miss Standish; Miss Saddler; Guide Harry Peters and Robert Clinton Hughes.
Accession No
A75.513

View of islands in Whangaparapara Harbour. Vegetation on cliff top in foreground. Rendered predominantly in green, brown, pink, grey and purple.
Accession No
A70.089

Artwork from Roger Morris' 'Enduring Freedom' series. The 'sky' area features a stencil of Neil Armstrong in the lunar lander. Below is a standing figure. It has a sniper's red dot trained on its body.
Accession No
PA2012.043

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

Printed page from Wellington's 'Home Voice Chinese Weekly News', dating from 2003, with added elements by artist Roger Morris. In the centre of the page Morris has printed a black vehicle shape. The words "HIT" and "HERE" are stencilled in white and yellow paint. A red dot, representing a sniper's laser dot, is painted beneath the word "HERE". A mesh-like web is printed in grey/black ink vertically down the left hand side of the image.
Accession No
PA2012.094

Artwork from Roger Morris' 'Enduring Freedom' series depicting ten stencilled jigsaw puzzle shapes in red ink. The shapes are indicative of human figures. They are set into white dots that have pinky red edges. The dots are placed against a black background. Both the right hand and left hand vertical edges of the paper feature pinky red lines.
Accession No
PA2012.062

Artwork from Roger Morris' 'Enduring Freedom' series that refers to the faceless civilian victims of war. The artwork is made up of four panels of found images glued to a black cardboard support. Morris has painted over the images in black etching ink to create faceless head and shoulder 'portraits'. The two panels on the left of the image feature the words "HERE" painted in red paint. The next panel has a collage element and a white aeroplane obscuring the head of the figure beneath. The word "HIT" is printed in white paint on the panel. The panel on the right features scrawled words/patterns in white ink. Beneath the four panels is a string of white ink numbers and letters that refer to the code printed into a piece of metal retrieved from an American missile dropped on a residential area of Baghdad, Iraq, in March 2003. The missile killed dozens of civilians.
Accession No
PA2012.048
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