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Head and shoulders studio portrait of Noeline Margaret Parker (b. 03.02.1936). She wears a light coloured blouse over a striped top. A pearl necklace is just visible.
Accession No
PHO2011-2476

Debutant portrait of Molly Emily Goodwin (b. 20.01.1940). She wears a white dress with a distinctive cross-over front collar with lace trim. Her hands rest in her lap. She holds a small posy and wears gloves. Behind her is a trellis decorated with flowers.
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PHO2011-2477

Studio head and shoulders portrait of Rhoda Ann Horgan (b. 30.03.1943) aged 20 years. She wears a dark coloured v-neck top and a three-strand pearl necklace.
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PHO2011-2478

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

Exterior view of a two storey wooden house, 113 Lemon Street, New Plymouth. Picket fence in foreground.
Accession No
A66.683

Portrait of gardener, naturalist and conservationist William Walter Smith (1852-1942). Smith poses in front of a back-drop of foliage wearing a suit and tie. He looks to the right so that his face is shown in profile. His hands are clasped behind his back.
Accession No
PHO2012-0002

Thirteen Central School staff members, three men and ten women, are gathered in two rows beside the entrance to a building. Mr Hector Dempsey, headmaster of Central School from 1885-1919 is seated in the middle of the front row. Maude Ruby Taylor ("Aunt Daisy") is seated in the front row second from the left. Gertrude Martin is seated in the front row fourth from the left wearing a hat. Two columns are visible on the right of the photograph.
Accession No
PHO2012-0390

View of a two-storied house once located at 234 Devon Street East and 236 Courtenay Street, New Plymouth. The house is white with green window frames and detailing. The house is situated amidst a large garden. A lawn dominates the foregound. There is a large tree planted at the edge of the lawn, in front of the house. A wheelbarrow sits on the lawn on the left. The house was built for Dr David Wylie in 1910. From 1927 to 1950 it was the home of Monica and Rex Brewster. It was demolished some time in the 1970s.
Accession No
PA2012.025

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Self portrait of Peter Lambert wearing a green t-shirt.
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A64.641

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Portrait of Michael Smither rendered in rainbow colours and set against a blue/grey background.
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A65.616

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Bust portrait of a man with dark hair and wearing a white t-shirt. Blue background.
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A64.624

Name/Title
Bust portrait of a man with black hair and wearing a black t-shirt. Predominantly white background.
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A64.623

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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.
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A62.864

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

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.
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PA2013.019

View looking East up central Devon Street, New Plymouth from near the intersection with Currie Street. Motor vehicles, people riding bicycles and a horse and cart can be seen driving up and down the street. Further vehicles, and bikes are parked in the street. Pedestrians are visible on the footpath and on the street. Commercial premises line either side of the street. Some of the names of the businesses can be read.
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PHO2013-0095

Watercolour depicting an image of the C.A. Wilkinson facade prior to construction of Puke Ariki. The facade has "PUKE ARIKI" in large black letters along the top left hand side edge and "C. A. WILKINSON" in smaller letters at the top right. In the lower right corner of the facade the following words are painted in black and are on four vertical columns painted (from left to right) blue, yellow, red and blue: "TARANAKI / MUSEUM / LIBRARY / PROJECT". Small grey car parked outside facade.
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TM.2001.175

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.
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PA2004.193

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.
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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.
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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

View of St Mary's Church, New Plymouth, with gravestones and trees in the foreground.
Accession No
A66.724

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.
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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
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