National Association of New Zealand, Taranaki Branch
Formed in 1891, with Massey as Vice President, the National Association was a right wing political party born out of dissatisfaction by Auckland conservatives - a response to Ballance's Liberal Party.
Through the efforts of Mr Kyngdon and other interested parties, the Taranaki Branch was formed in November 1891.
The records include minutes; newspaper articles; letters; telegrams and financial reports. The collection also includes a copy of the 1896 National Association Conference agenda which outlines the association's principles and objectives.
Minute book. 7 Nov.1891 - 15 Feb.1897. Includes a membership list and letters sent.
Folder - assorted papers: Loose notes on committee meetings from minute book ; Cover of Taranaki Almanac 1875 ; Programme for sports meeting of the New Plymouth Athletic Club, March 30th and 31st 1891 ; Receipt to Mr Hughes from the Borough of New Plymouth, 29 Apr.1896 ; Photographic print, The executive committee ; Telegrams (2) from C. Cross, Wellington to G. Brown, National Association, New Plymouth ; Minutes of the proceedings of the National Association of New Zealand, 25 March 1896 ; Letter to G. Brown, Secretary Taranaki Section, from John Hastie, Secretary Auckland Section re order for copies of Liberty, 20 Aug.1896 ; Letter to Secretary, Taranaki Section from C. Morpeth.