An earthenware Wild Rose pattern transfer printed plate which features a border of wild roses around a river scene from Nuneham Courtenay, near Oxford. The plate has been broken and reassembled and some large pieces are missing.
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This Wild Rose pattern plate was discovered during an excavation of the site of the Street homestead in Bell Block, which was burned on 26 October 1860 during the First Taranaki War. This pattern was made by a large number of manufacturers, and was popular from the 1830s to 1850s. The Street homestead site was excavated in June 2005 by a Geometria team led by Dr Hans-Dieter Bader. It revealed a wealth of information and artefacts which according to the archaeological report published about the excavation " highlight the exploits, achievements and living conditions of the labouring class of British emigrant, an otherwise quiet cohort in the historical record." The site of the homestead is now part of Penrod Drive.
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