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Exterior view of the Standish homestead, known as Maratahu. The house was built in 1843 by Thomas Standish, the father of Arthur Standish (first Mayor of New Plymouth).
Accession No
A66.579

Family in front of house in clearing surrounded by trees, Sugar Loaves in background.
Accession No
A66.106

Lithograph of the Interior of Otaki Church, New Zealand. Depicts the interior of the church with a number of Maori sitting and standing during a sermon. Maori designs are painted on wooden panels on the ceiling.
Accession No
A66.510

View of Curtis raupo/rush cottage, Omata, with three french doors, verandah with poultry/pigeons and ham hanging and an interlaced supplejack fence. The four figures in the foreground include (left to right) the artist (Merrett), Ida, Helen (shaking dogs paw), and Charles Curtis. Sow suckling piglets at the front gate.
Accession No
A92.157

Interior of Curtis raupo/rush cottage, Omata, containing dining table, four balloon-backed chairs, and chaise lounge. Wall hangings include portraits, clock, and two firearms. Cat is asleep on a footstool under the dining table.
Accession No
A92.158

View of Moturoa and breakwater, New Plymouth. Cleared land with four cows in immediate foreground and six horses in middleground. Port and breakwater at right middleground. Taranaki Producers Freezing Works Company Coolstores on waterfront near breakwater. Small residential dwelling (?) to right of coolstore. Two oil wells middle left edge, with Paritutu Rock above in the distance. Two residential dwellings (one of which is Honeyfield's) and the Moturoa Hotel (destroyed by fire in 1897) are to the right of the oil wells.
Accession No
A66.198

View of central New Plymouth from lower Liardet Street looking towards Marsland Hill and Mt Taranaki / Egmont. Figure in red jacket on horse in foreground.
Accession No
A75.426

View of New Plymouth c.1863 taken from approximately the junction of Liardet and Gill Streets. Mt Taranaki/Egmont, Marsland Hill and barracks visible in background. Figure in blue jacket on horse in foreground.
Accession No
A79.837

View of Upper Brougham Street, New Plymouth c.1862-65. Post Office to the left, Devon Street leading up to the White Hart Hotel, and the Primitive Methodist Church visible right background. Huatoki Valley in foreground with two cattle pulling cart.
Accession No
A75.423

View of lower Brougham Street, New Plymouth. Buildings include the Taranaki (now Royal) Hotel, News Office and Native Office. Male figure loading horse and cart in middle foreground.
Accession No
A79.835

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

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

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

Embossed woodcut print of Mount Taranaki viewed from the head of the Whanganui River. The river is portrayed as a series of curling koru shapes that rise up in a wave formation on the left of the image. These koru shapes are echoed in the sky and are also embossed into the paper itself. Mount Taranaki is pictured on the right. The contours of the mountain are expressed in feather-like shapes. The image is rendered mostly in black and brown. Turquoise is also used as an underlying layer and is most visible where the river curls into a wave, accentuating the reference to water and movement.
Accession No
PA2010.074

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

Framed chromolithograph of foreshore between Sugar Loaves and Mokau. Maori canoe in foreground (Henui River) and survey ship "Brougham" on the left (Port area).
Accession No
A96.622
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