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A collection of records recording the development of 19th and early 20th century oil exploration in Taranaki including the Standard Oil Company of New Zealand, Taranaki Oil and Freehold Company Ltd, Taranaki (New Zealand) Oil Wells Ltd, Taranaki Oil Lands Acquisition and Development Co Ltd, Moturoa Oil Fields Ltd and Taranaki Petroleum Company Ltd.
Department
Archives
Production Date
1866-1929
1860-1869
1870-1879
1880-1889
1890-1899
1900-1909
1910-1919
1920-1929

Archive Contents

  Folder 1

1. 'How oil boom was foisted on the public' newspaper article

published by NZ Truth Feb 21 1929 plus photocopy of same.

2. 'The new refinery' supplement to the Budget Aug 2 1913

3. as for item 2 (photocopy)

4. 'Petroleum in Taranaki' supplement in Budget May 19 1906

5. Tabular Comparison of records of bores; Clarke E de C;

Geology of the NP Subdivision, NZ Geology Survey Bulletin

No 14. 1912

6. Riddle of Oil in New Zealand; pertinent questions, comments and some answers. Taranaki Daily News Feb 1954

7. Supplement to the Taranaki Daily News July 29 1913.

  Folder 2

Standard Oil Company of New Zealand

1. Share certificate, Samuel Hastings Brooking July 1910 (receipt 2465)

2. colour photocopy of item No 1.

  Folder 3

Taranaki Oil and Freehold Company

1. Prospectus June 1906

2. Memorandum of Association June 1906

3. Share certificate Alexander Bell

4. Photocopy of Bell's share certificate.

  Folder 4

Taranaki Oil Lands Acquisition and Development Company

1. Prospectus 1915

  Folder 5

Moturoa Oil Fields Limited

1. Prospectus 1930

2. Share certificate. Sam Herbert Harrison, June 16 1939 (Donor-Harrison acq no. 4673)

  Folder 6

Taranaki (New Zealand) Oil Wells Limited

1. Share certificate allotment paper

2. Prospectus 1911

3. Prospectus 1911

4. Reports and analysis of oil 1911

5. Letter re Board of Directors 1912 (Taranaki Herald Coll.)

6. Letter re Board of Directors 1912 (Taranaki Herald Coll.)

7. Prospectus 1912 ( Taranaki Herald Coll.)

8. Director's report 1912-1913.(Donor. Jepson Acq No 1444)

9. Re Shares F Barnard, (Donor, Jepson Acq No 1444)

10. Share certificate allotment paper ( Donor. Jepson Acq No 1444 )

11. Receipt for 5 pounds. 3.12.1912 to F. Barnard (Donor. Jepson Acq No 1444)

12. Receipt for 2 pounds. 19. 4. 1912 (Donor. Jepson Acq No 1444)

13. Receipt for 5 pounds. 30. 7. 1913 (Donor. Jepson Acq No 1444 )

14. Receipt for 5 pounds. 3. 3. 1913 (Donor. Jepson Acq No 1444)

15. Share certificate. Frank Barnard 1913

16. Colour photocopy of share cert item 15.

17. Share Certificate. Elizabeth Ester Cotter. (Donor. Raewyn Tutty Acq No 4911)

18. Map showing properties in possession of Taranaki (NZ) Oil

Wells Ltd.

19. Views of the New Plymouth Harbour, part of the property of Taranaki NZ Oil Wells Ltd.

  Folder 7

Taranaki Petroleum Company Limited

1. Share certificate - Francis Ullathorn Gledhill, 29th May 1866

2. Share certificate - Arthur Samuel Atkinson

3. Memorandum and articles of association 1906

4. Memorandum and articles of association 1906

5. Application for shares (2)

6. Letter to Miss Black re shares 1907

7. Sale note associated with letter to Miss Black 1907

8. Receipt in favour of Miss Black 1907

9. Letter re receipt to Miss B. Black 1907

10. Share transfer Mr D Laing, H Woodhouse to Miss B. Black 1907.

11. Notice to shareholders Dec 1909

12. Copy of report of drilling programme. Circulated with the Notice to Shareholder. Dec 1909

13. Notice of Shareholders meeting Jan 1910

14. Notice to Shareholders. June 1910

15. Director's report Dec 1910

16. Notice to Shareholders re draft prospectus Dec 1911

17. Treasury voucher issued by NZ Government to Taranaki Petroleum Co Ltd. 1911. Facsimile printed by Budget and Taranaki Weekly Herald.

18. Director's report Dec 1911

19. Report for the 5th AGM of Shareholders Dec 1911

20. Notice of payment of 6 shillings, by the company in favour of B. Black June 1912

21. Notice of dividend payment to Bertha Black Nov 1912

22. Notice to shareholders explaining takeover bid. Undated.

23. Sale notice of Taranaki Petroleum to London Syndicate. Photocopy of newspaper clipping Taranaki Herald 20 May 1911.

24. Clipping from the New Zealand Shipping and Commerce Weekly 1911. Photographs of Oil Men including D. McAllum, L. M. Monteath and H. J. Oakley of New Plymouth.

Accession No
ARC2002-447

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