Newmarch, Frank

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Frank Newmarch was born in Rotorua in 1908 and finished his schooling in Auckland. He married Edna Brialey (Teddy) in 1941. He spent his working life in the Court Division of the Justice Department where he was Registrar and was posted to various courts throughout both North and South Islands on New Zealand. In 1964, he was posted to New Plymouth Court House and retired five years later.
On retirement Frank was elected to the New Plymouth City Council and also served on the Egmont National Park Board
A keen mountaineer, Frank took every opportunity to climb and tramp. He was an enthusiastic member of the New Zealand Alpine Club and joined local tramping and climbing clubs where ever he lived.
In addition to his mountaineering, Frank was a member of the New Zealand Magicians Society and was awarded life membership in 1987
The collection reflects Frank's life and interests. It includes circulars relating to a tramping trip into Milford by members of the Hutt Valley Tramping club 1933 (Note: three taranaki women were also on this trip- Miss Cartwright and Ruby Sole, both of New Plymouth and Rose Duff of Hawera); photos and records of various other trips as well as family and friends; Magic Conventions throughout New Zealand etc

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  Box 1

27 glass slide transparencies showing views taken during a tramp to Malte Brun area 1948. Colour.

  Box 2

Magic - collection clippings and certificates illustrating Frank Newmarch, the magician. (photocopies - originals in the hands of Jon Zealando)

Magic - collection of five Southland and Otago Magic Circle certificates presented to Frank Newmarch 1986; 4 certificates awarded to Frank Newmarch at the Rose City Magic Convention 1982, Booklet titled 'Fifty methods of producing a silk' by Jack Hughes and Harry Stanley, London

Frank Newmarch - obitutary Taranaki Alpine Club - Axe and Ski Oct 1 2000 (typescript)

Clippingsand correspondence re name change, Mt Egmont to Taranaki/Egmont 1985

Misc papers including Christmas card and envelop with censor's mark 1941, letter from Jim Shanks, supply lists for tramps, NZ Alpine Club curcular 1934, Circular re building the Godley Hut 1934, etc

2 Certificates - Mountain safety 1991

Booklet - Songs for Climbers, edited by B H Humble and W M McLellan, Glasgow. 1939. Also song sheet - undated.

Magazines (incomplete) in which Newmarch had articles published 1934

Newspaper clippings containing articles written by F Newmarch

Booklet and map on Guadalcanal

St Michael's School and St Mary's Convent School, Rotorua, Golden Jubilee booklet 1974

  Box 3

Photos - Skiing and skating with friends (b/w)

Photos - Alpine Club misc (b/w)

Photos - Alpine Club misc (b/w)

Photos - Alpine Club misc (b/w)

Photos - Alpine Club misc (b/w)

Photos - Alpine club misc (b/w

Photos - Magic (colour)

Photos - Family and friends (b/w)

Photos - family and friends (colour)

Photos - Tunnel (b/w)

Photos - Building unidentified alpine hut (b/w)

Photos - Mt Ruapehu trip 1958 (b/w)

Photos - Alpine (colour)

Photos - Alpine misc, building alpine hut (b/w)

Photos - sport / military (b/w)

Photos - misc

Photo album - family and friends

Photos - trip to Unwin Hut etc in Murcheson area C1950. plus photos showing the building of either the Steffan Memorial Hut or the Murchison Hut

Account of tramp in the Murchison area and opening of the Steffan Memorial Hutt 1954

Gilkison, Jim, memoirs, plus newsletter from the Tomahawk/Whare Flat Alpine Clan 1968

Diary and photos of Ngaruahoe trip 1975 and the witness of a major eruption on Ngaruahoe.

  Box 4

Milford Sound Trip 1933 - Hutt Valley Tramping Club - newsletter and circular regarding a trip to Milford Sound, includes cartoons, poems, muses and articles, including an article written By Frank under his nickname 'Waka'. (1 vol)

Auckland Tramping - - photos taken by Frank Newmarch during tramps with the Auckland Tramping Club in the 1930s (1 vol)

Tramp up the Copeland Valley, Weheka, Waiho, Franz Josef undated C1935, photos mounted onto light board,

Wilkins Valley tramp, NZ Alpine Club, Christmas 1945/New Year 1946, photo album (1 vol)

  Box 5

Set of 10 photographs mounted onto board, taken by Frank Newmarch and entered into the New Zealand Alpine Club Photographic Competition 1950.

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