Spotlight on the Heritage Collection
Showing items tagged as Settlers.
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...
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...
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...
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...