Heritage Collections - Kohikohinga Tukuihotanga
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Showing items tagged as Waitara.

The Big Dig

09 January 2015

There was some serious summer spadework that went on Waitara in 1960. This photograph shows two of the willing volunteers who pitched in for a Taranaki archaeological excavation which was groundbreaking in more ways than one. The dig, which began in... read more

Shoes for Māori

07 April 2014

This small leaflet was found inside an old book at New Plymouth's 24 Hour Book Sale last year. It is an advertisement for the establishment of a shoe store in Waitara and is written entirely in te reo Māori, including some transliterations of store... 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