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Showing items tagged as Settlers.

Classic View

03 August 2014

Could this be the most classical view ever of New Plymouth architecture? The lofty peak of Mount Taranaki is perfectly framed through a grand portico of columns and arches in this pencil sketch made by artist Edwin Harris. The Harris family arrived... read more

Potted History

05 July 2014

This ornate teapot tells a sad story of long journeys and illness in the 1850s.  It was made in Edinburgh by esteemed silversmith James McKay, and was gifted to Mary Hamblyn in 1856 by Mrs Hood. Mary Hamblyn, her husband Charles and their... read more

Barefoot Settlers

09 September 2013

Godfrey Sadler arrived in New Zealand in 1888, aged 16. Departing England, he had left behind his parents Robert and Alice and two sisters Dorothy Paradine and Mary Alice. In Taranaki he took up a cadetship with the Bewley family on their farm... read more

Ceramic Fragments

05 July 2010

A collection of charred ceramic fragments are a reminder of the ravages of war waged on Taranaki soil.  These broken and burned shards were found during an archaeological excavation in June 2005 from the Street homestead site in Bell Block, which... read more