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Alison Robinson talks with John Hale in Lower Hutt in April 1989. John talks of his family and early years in the Stratford district. Raised a Wesleyan, John recalls personalities, ministers and preachers within the church. He talks of church music, socials and outings. He also mentions the temperance movement and harvest festivals.
Part of the Central Taranaki Methodist project. An edited transcript is available. No abstract has yet been made.
Accession No
ARC2002-459

Name/Title
Bob Richardson talks about his working life, time in the Air force, rugby administration and his Taranaki Citizen's award.
Recorded: 16 November 1993
Interviewer: Joy Peckham
Accession No
ARC2003-1217

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Oral history. Born at Kaponga, Anita talks of her childhood in the Eltham area, her tarining as a teacher and teaching at Matapu and Douglas Schools. She recalls being overseas in 1931 and returning to Douglas where she married Ernie Walter, a dairy farmer and raised a family.
Accession No
ARC2003-1244

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An interview with Grace Mulcock of Stratford, as part of research for 'More Taranaki talk' / stories collected & edited by Alison Robinson. Zenith Print, 2007.
Interview date: 8 April 2005
Interviewer: Alison Robinson
Accession No
ARC2009-446

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Henry Wood, a farmer in the Ngaere Swamp area, was born at Frankley Road on 8 April 1873, where his parents, Henry and Colina were farming. His early life was spent helping his parents clear the bush. He also worked on the road gangs around the Central Taranaki region.
He married Eva Ford of Eltham on the 5th July 1906, they had three daughters and one son. Much of his farming life was spent draining the swamplands, he was also a member of the Eltham Drainage Board.
The typescript "The Life of a Pioneer Farmer" gives a description of his life from boyhood to retirement and reflects upon the hardships he and his contemporaries endured. An interview with his Grandmother Phillipa Wood (nee Inch) ex William Bryan is also included, along with family biographical data and photographs of his property at various stages of development. Henry died on 1 June 1956, at New Plymouth.
Accession No
ARC2002-412

Robert and Anna write to family in Switzerland. Each side of the original postcard has been photographed and then pasted together to form a replica. The illustration shows Kaponga main street and the message is written in German. 1909
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ARC2001-36

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Dorothy Brown, nee Cleary was the wife of Robert Brown, Inglewood Mayor and local historian. The letters consist of correspondence to Dorothy from members of her family. 1939 - 1941
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ARC2001-25

Ernest George Bleakley lived at 'River meadows' a farm at Urenui late 1800s - early 1900s.
The papers include a letter re personal shame and disgrace - reason in elaborated and a number of invoices and an account of sale for sheep.
Accession No
ARC2001-243

The Certificate in Incorporation for the Okoke Hall Society Inc dated 8th Dec 1926.
Accession No
ARC2001-297

The Pukeho School was opened in 1909 and closed 1956, with children being enrolled at Tarata School.
The collection includes a minute book recording business from March 1909 - April 1919. and photographs from the 50th Jubilee, published in the Spotlight magazine.
Accession No
ARC2001-521

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Samuel Russell Feaver was born in 1878 in England and came to NZ in 1895 as part of a family unit and settled in Opunake. During his life he was a farmer, pharmacist, veterinary surgeon and photographer. He died in 1946.
A collection of papers including poetry, genealogical notes, an open letter by Samuel Russell Feaver regarding family matters etc.
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ARC2002-13

Architectural plans for Hawera Hospital created between 1916 and 1953. Early plans created by architect John Duffill and later plans by architects Duffill & Gibson and Wellington based architects Crichton, Mckay & Haughton.
Accession No
ARC2004-823

Oral history. Vera Louise Anderson (nee Uncles) was born in Palmerston North in 1958. She spent her early years in Australia and returned to New Zealand with her husband, Daryl Anderson, in 1981. Trained as a nurse, Anderson discusses her experiences working in the Hawera hospital and some of the changes that have occurred in the profession over the years.
Recorded: 23 November 1995
Interviewer: Margaret Fox
Abstraction: Mary Whiting
Restrictions: None
Accession No
ARC2005-277

Oral history. Maurice Hames Henderson was born in Stratford in 1927. In this interview he talks of farming and family life at Tataraimaka.
Recorded: 27 April 1993
Interviewer: John Gawler
Abstraction: John Goodare
Restrictions: None
Accession No
ARC2005-255

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Oral history. Cynthia Cunningham was born in Hawera in 1934. She describes her training and experiences working as a nurse in Hawera, Wanganui, Dunedin and overseas in England. She details her employment as a Plunket nurse and her involvement with mothers and babies.
Recorded: 20 February 1996
Interviewer: Margaret Fox
Abstraction: Shirley Adams
Restrictions: None
Accession No
ARC2005-293

Oral history. Anna was born in Denmark in 1900, and begins by describing her early life and experiences during the war years. In 1949 Anna emmigrated to New Zealand with her husband, Peder, initially settling in Stratford. Anna describes learning English and adjusting to life in New Zealand, joining YWCA and League of Mothers.
Recorded: 4 June 1993
Interviewer: Joy Peckham
Restrictions: None
Accession No
ARC2005-303

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Oral history. Harold Marsh talks of his memories of living and farming in the Waiwakaiho Flay. He discusses: the Inglewood Bacon Factory and pig deliveries, farm equipment exhibitions, midget cars club, Local settlers and Hillsborough Hall.
Recorded: August 1996/1997
Interviewer: Not recorded
Abstraction: Floss Lambert
Restrictions: None
Accession No
ARC2005-307

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Oral history. Caroline Kersten (nee Muggeridge) was born in Stratford in 1959. In this interview she discusses: family details, community nursing, early training, district nursing, maternity ward, exams, nurse aids, Polytech, unusual cases, Karitane work, and Plunket nursing.
Recorded: 26 April 1996
Interviewer:Margaret Fox
Abstraction: Florinda Lambert
Resrictions: Notification before public broadcast.
Accession No
ARC2005-294

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An interview by Mary Boekman with Allan Lovell talking about life in Inglewood and the shops and shopkeepers within the commercial centre of the town.
28 February 2006
Accession No
ARC2006-67

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Jessie and Robert Affleck were Shetland Islanders. Jessie (nee Gifford) and Robert married in Wellington in 1876. After several years in Wanganui, Robert established the Opunake Lighter Company in Opunake in 1881. Jessie Affleck died in 1919 and Robert in 1923.
In May 1974 the Affleck family had a family gathering at Opunake to commemorate the arrival of the Affleck family in New Zealand.
A collection of papers relating to the family of Jessie and Robert Affleck. The collection consists of letters, photos and ephemera which have been mounted on display boards for the family gathering May 1974, plus some loose papers.
Accession No
ARC2005-355

Son of Captain E.F. Hemingway, Ned was born in France in 1873 and educated in England. He came out to New Zealand in 1892 and taught at Matau School 1897 - 1898 before moving to Stratford as Town Clerk 1902-1911. From 1911 to 1942 he edited the Patea and Waverley Press. From 1938-1941 he was Mayor of Patea .
A member of the Wanganui Education Board 1916-1947 he was chairman from 1933-1947.
Ned married Eva Dixon of Stratford in 1901and had two daughters. He died on the 8 February 1947 aged 74 years.
Correspondence and documents belonging to E.F.H.(Ned) Hemingway.
Accession No
ARC2006-189

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Collection of photographs of John A. Duffill and family, with associated obituaries, newspaper clippings and genealogical material, collected by Mary Duffill.
Accession No
ARC2007-22

Architectural plan for a catholic school located on Patukukupa Street in Manaia. Created for the Manaia Catholic Church Committee by architects Duffill & Gibson in November 1929.
Accession No
ARC2004-1220

Architectural plans for the Eltham branch of the Bank of New South Wales, located on the corner of Bridge and York Streets in Eltham. Created by Wellington architects Crichton & Mckay in 1910.
Accession No
ARC2004-1223

Architectural plan for a farm cottage located in Waverley. Created by architects Duffill and Gibson for the Patea Hospital Board in October 1930.
Accession No
ARC2004-1360
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