New Plymouth District Council. Community Services. Pukekura Park

Production date
1924-1986
1920-1929
1930-1939
1940-1949
1950-1959
1960-1969
1970-1979
1980-1989
Description
The collection records the development and maintenance of Pukekura Park during a period of 40 years. Included are correspondence, notebooks kept by two Park Directors, Thomas Horton and John Goodwin and records of plants and plantings etc.

Object detail

Production date
1924-1986
1920-1929
1930-1939
1940-1949
1950-1959
1960-1969
1970-1979
1980-1989
Classification
Item list

  Box 1

1) Time and wages records. 1926/28

2) Time and wages book. Sept. 1948 - Oct. 1954

3) Time, wages and work record. 1948

4) Pukekura Park wages. Oct. 1954 - March 1958

5) Pukekura Park wages. April 1958- Oct. 1961

6) Stocktaking book. 1958

7) Stocktaking book. 1964

8) Stocktaking book. 1964

9) Inward records. 1949-1971

10) Inward records. 1958-1973

11) Diary. 1957 (pressed leaves inside)

12) Booklet. Fitness through swimming.

13) Diary.

14) Diary.

15) List of flowers. 1945 (handwritten in pencil)

16) Notes on Pukekura Park. By J.W.Goodwin.

17) Notes on Pukekura Park Board 1934. By T. Horton.

18) Booklet. This is New Plymouth. ca.1960?

19) Booklet. Brooklands nature walks.

20) Seed Register. Brooklands Nursery. 1958-1972

21) Diary. Superintendents diary of maintenance. Dec. 1928-1930 (in urgent need of repair)

22) Diary. Superintendents diary of maintenance. Aug. 1937-Nov. 1942

23) Historic and notable trees of New Zealand: Taranaki, Wanganui and Rangitikei - Central North Island. Forest research institute report. S.W. Burstall. 1973

  Box 2

24) Book 1 Out in the park newspaper cuttings 1924

25) Book 2 Out in the park newspaper cuttings 1949

  Box 3

26) Book 3 Out in the park newspaper cuttings 1964-1966

27) Superintendents diary and maintenance 1932-1933 T.Horton's

28) T.Horton's list of plants and remarks

29) T.Horton's correspondence 1930's

30) T.Hortons correspondence 1940's

31) T.Horton's correspondence undated

32) Plantings from 1955-1963 and their positions

33) Rhododendrons planted and position in the park also two note pads of T.Horton:

T.Horton's list of rhododendron by block and by row.

T.Horton's alphabetical list of rhododendron species and hybrids.

34) Mr Horton's notes on plants and his plant lists

35a) Old protected trees May 1971-Sept 1986 (2 files)

35b) Old protected trees May 1971-Sept 1986

35c) Fernery list. ca.1920's and copy of article written by David Medway and published in the Magazine of the Friends of Pukekura Park. June 2009

  Box 4

36) Publications and promotions of other area's

37) Mr Horton's correspondence 1/4/1944

38) Royal visit to New Plymouth dated 20/3/1970

39) Historic trees of New Plymouth

40) Historic trees of New Plymouth

41) Pukekura Historic documents

42) Pukekura historic documents

43) Historical development work

44) Historical documents

45) Graham bequest

46) T. Hortons Personal stationary

47) Bequests

48) Centenary documents

49) Envelope of historical documents

50) Miscellaneous correspondence.

  Box 5

15 Super 8mm films:

15 Super 8mm films. Undated. Creator unknown.

Box annotation ‘Checked 18/07/02’

Film no. 1

Duration: 1.14 minutes

Contents: Pukekura Park. Park playground, Ducks, Burgess Park

Film no. 2

Duration: 2 minutes

Contents: Lake Mangamahoe (helicopter following a car around the lake)

Film no. 3

Duration: 2.45 minutes

Contents: Burgess Park – walking tracks and foliage

Film no. 4

Duration: 2.46 minutes

Contents: Waste Water Treatment Station [aerial]; New Plymouth Views [aerial]; someone’s washing on the line and a fly on the window!

Film no. 5

Duration: 2.11 minutes

Contents: Marsland Hill

Film no. 6

Duration: 2.07 minutes

Contents: Lake Mangamahoe [aerial] some really awesome shots

Film no. 7

Duration: 2.20 minutes

Contents: Burgess Park

Film no. 8

Duration: 2.37 minutes

Contents: Water Treatment Plant; Burgess Park; Waiwakaiho River; Pukekura Park [aerial]

Film no. 9

Duration: 2.35 minutes

Contents: Pukekura Park [on foot]; laying a sports field

Film no. 10

Duration: 2.38 minutes

Contents: Nursery – Plants part 1

Film no. 11

Duration: 2.30 minutes

Contents: Nursery – Plants part 2

Film no. 12

Duration: 1.23 minutes

Contents: Lake Mangamahoe [by car]

Film no. 13

Duration: 2.23 minutes

Contents: Awanui Cemetery; Te Henui Cemetery; Pukekura Park pitch mowing

Film no. 14

Duration: 2.36 minutes

Contents: Pukekura Park Victoria St entry; Playground; Ducks; Palm Tree; Ducks; Fountain Lake; More ducks

Film no. 15

Duration: 2.30 minutes

Contents: Lake Mangamahoe drive from car park to gate

Accession number
ARC2003-860
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