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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

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.
Accession No
TM.2001.175

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

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

Name/Title
A view of New Plymouth taken from the vicinity of Gover-Gilbert Street. Depicts various houses in the foreground with Paritutu and Sugar Loaves in background. Barracks on Marsland Hill to left.
Accession No
A58.395

A view of the New Plymouth foreshore, showing signal station on Mount Eliot, Custom House and boat shed in foreground, with original Terminus Hotel on the right. Two people walking on beach.
Accession No
A58.394

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

Name/Title
The picture depicts part of the Puke Ariki Landing (the stone sculpture designed and partially carved by Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi with carving assistance from Maurice Whitehead and others. Also gardens and park bench). Also shown is the central city end of St Aubyn Street - pre the 1996 demolition showing the National Dairy Association building, which later became Gilmour's Auction and a Paddy's Market beside which is the Messenger-designed building that later is incorporated into Puke Ariki's facade. This building was the warehouse of businessman Charles Anderson Wilkinson.
Accession No
TM.1997.190

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

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 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

Name/Title
View from Marsland Hill looking east over Huatoki Valley to Fitzroy area. Buildings identified on rear (left - right) Alpha Flour Mill, Seccombes Brewery, William George's Brewery.
Accession No
A92.155

Bell Block Stockade in middle ground with a solitary soldier in red uniform standing guard to the right of the main building. Mount Taranaki/Egmont and ranges are visible in the background. The painting is inscribed with the date 1858 but the Bell Block Stockade was not constructed until 1860. The painting also only depicts the Bell Block blockhouse, thus must have been painted before the stockade was constructed around the blockhouse.
Accession No
A65.902

View of St George's Redoubt, Tataraimaka (former Tataraimaka Pa, later Crow's Nest) in middleground, Katikara Stream and the coast towards New Plymouth. Tents on flat by pa at right middleground. Flax bush bottom right corner.
Accession No
A65.900

St Mary's Anglican Church on Vivian Street, New Plymouth. In the foreground of the picture is the wide dirt road which is now Vivian Street. Along the foot path is a man and a woman. St Mary's is situated in the middleground and surrounded by several large trees.
Accession No
TM.1997.298

Omata Stockade with Mt Taranaki/Egmont and Pouakai Ranges visible in the background. Built on Ngaturi Pa, Omata.
Accession No
A65.890

Residence of Edwin Harris. Depicts house centre middleground with woman and child on path in front. Three people on horses are on the road outside the gate. Mt Taranaki/Egmont is visible right background.
Accession No
A65.916

Depicts "Bonithon", residence of James Cragg Sharland, a friend of the artist. The main house, which was built during the 1850s and located on Bonithon Avenue (New Plymouth), is visible to the left middleground. To the right foreground are the original stables, sheds and gardeners cottage. The Grey Institute is located at the extreme right. Watercolour has been attributed to John Gully.
Accession No
A65.893
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