Cassels, Richard

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Field notes, photographs, research notes and manuscript relating to Richard Cassels' excavation of the moa hunter site at Waitore and Puketapu. Includes notes on the carved wooden head found at the site which has subsequently been lost or stolen.

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  Box 1

Letter from R, Cassels to R. Fyfe re deposit of collection at Taranaki Museum. 10 Oct. 1985

Field notebook. Puketapu A1 and A2

Field notebook. Puketapu A3

Field notebook. Puketapu A4

Field notebook. Puketapu A5

Field notebook. Puketapu A6, B5 and C6

Field notebook. Puketapu B2 and B3

Field notebook. Puketapu B4

Field notebook. Puketapu B5, B6 and D6

Field notebook.H9 Livingston Swamp. N136/16

Field notebook. H10, 11, 12. N136/16 Waitore. Site notes and stratography.

Field notebook. Waitore. N12, N13k and D10d, C10x. Includes fair copy' towards end of book.

Field notebook. Finds record. N136/16. 1974

Field notebook. Director's notebook. Excavations at N136/16 Waitore Site. 1974 and 1975

Notebook. Waitore Swamp conservation notes. Includes sketches of fragments preserved and methods of wood conservation used. 1975.

Field notebook. N136/16 Waitore Swamp. Jan 1978 visit.

Folder. Section map (stratography) and notes on shell fragments Pkt 70.

  Box 2

Folder. Correspondence and test results for C14 dates for samples from the Waitore Site.

Folder. Waitore manuscripts and correspondence.

Early prehistoric wooden artefacts from Waitore Swamp (N136/16) near Patea, Taranaki. (annotated draft copy) Richard Cassels.

Notching as a decoration form on carving in New Zealand by Ian Lawler. Annotated.

Photocopy of notes titled 'Cassel's doings in S. Taranaki after Kaupokonui. 1974-5'.

A preliminary report on archaeological investigations in the Whenuakura Valley near Patea.

Folder. Waitore sections and plans. Site drawings and stratography.

Folder. Waitore correspondence 1975 - 1978.Includes a Report to NZHPT on archaeological sites likely to be threatened by Ironsand mining west of the Whenuakura River. c1978. Letters re the Whenuakura River sites from New Zealand Historic Places Trust, drafts of letters sent by R. Cassels, newspaper clipping re deposit of the Waitore collection to Taranaki Museum. Letters from Livingston Baker to R. Cassels.

Folder. Waitore finds. Notes, drawings. Includes notes and drawings of artefacts found at the site, including a carved head, now stolen.

Photographs (6). Miscellaneous. Includes aerial photographs of Waitore Swamp and the dig site.

Photographs (30). Waitore Site. Canoe bow cover and carved face.

Photographs (7). Waitore no. 8. Canoe keel?/fin?

Photographs (5). Waitore canoe bailers.

Photographs (28). Waitore outrigger float.

Photographs (19). Waitore site N136/16 1978 visit. Film no. 14. Hangi stones in situ and sinker stone.

Photographs (8). Waitore site N136/16. Film no. 5 Canoe prow in situ.

Photographs (18). Waitore site N136/16. Film no. 11. Views of Auckland University excavations, November 1974.

Photographs (5). Showing excavations on the beach at Bell Block Jan. 1970.

Photo index. A list of photographs from the Waitore Swamp site, excavated by Cassels 1974 - 1978.


Maps (4). New Zealand Topographical 1:63360 series. Egmont, Stratford, Oeo, Hawera and Patea.

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