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Herman Rolfes’s personal effects

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Towards the end of 1918, Mrs Frances Rolfes, a widow living in Kaikoura, received a package containing the personal effects of her only son, Herman. A little canvas bag contained all that the army could send back of her son - his body had been buried with four of his comrades near where they had ...

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Tales from Te Papa: Conservation episodes

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Episodes of Tales from Te Papa relating to Conservation.

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Some terrestrial flatworm taxa (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida: Continenticola) of the Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand: Tuhinga 22

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<STRONG>Tuhinga 22: 161-169 </STRONG><STRONG> ARTICLE ABSTRACT:</STRONG> Within the context of ongoing taxonomic revisions of terrestrial flatworms from the New Zealand Subantarctic Islands: (1) a new tribe Argaplanini is erected; (2) a new genus Argaplana is erected; (3) ...

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New Zealand at War timeline, from WW100 New Zealand

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This timeline was created by WW100 New Zealand. See more <A href="http://ww100.govt.nz/new-zealand-at-war-timeline">here</A>, and find out more about the WW100 New Zeland Centenary <A href="http://ww100.govt.nz/">here. </A><IFRAME height=650 src=&quo...

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The 'Smiling Boy' Health stamps of 1931: Tuhinga 24

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<STRONG> <STRONG>Tuhinga 24: 139-158</STRONG> </STRONG> <STRONG>ARTICLE ABSTRACT</STRONG>: The ‘Smiling Boy' pair of New Zealand stamps, named after the youth depicted on each value, was issued in 1931. The stamps carried a 1d (one penny) premium on their ...

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Thursday 8 May 1913

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Thurs May 8 Very white frost. Cut a couple of calves of the fat heifer lot. In afternoon started crutching the “medium” ewes. In evening cycled down to see Maud + spent a most delightful time with her. Weather to-day was lovely + the ranges are white with snow.

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Thursday 1 May 1913

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Thurs May 1 Jim + I put battens on CK–Swamp–Cow p[addock] fence. Showery day and steady rain after 4 pm. Rode down to see Maud in evening – helped her to develop some photos + helped myself to kisses. Pleasant evening. Heavy rain on way home but didn't get wet.

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Tales from Te Papa Episode 81: Stories Sewn in Quilts

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Tivaevae play an important role in the narrative tradition of Pacific culture -- take a look at two of these beautiful quilts in Te Papa's collection.

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Tales from Te Papa Episode 80: Picture Perfect Dolls

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Bessie Murray made these beautiful dolls to support her family. Riria uncovers her attention to detail in portraying than Maori women she saw down at the local store.

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Tales from Te Papa: Photography episodes

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Episodes of Tales from Te Papa relating to the Photography collection.

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Mollusc collectors

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Te Papa's mollusc collection includes the historial collections of F.F. Hutton and H. Suter, as well as collections of: R.K. Dell, F.M. Climo, W.N. Douglas, J. Graham, B.F. Hazelwood, M. Holloway, B.A. Marshall, G.M. Mason, P.A. Maxwell, P.C. Mayhill, W.R.B. Oliver, W.J. Paul, W.F. Ponder, D...

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Tuesday 23 December 1913

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Tues Decr 23 As the shearers did not turn up, Gil + I went on shearing the Johnson + Roland hoggarts + got through 71 = Gil 25, self 46. Very weary in evening.

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Tuesday 24 February 1914

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Tues. Feb. 24. Put off holiday trip to Hastings to attend sale at Otaki - wired regrets to Maud. Father + I went down by 8.40 am train. Walked to yards + inspected sheep, mouthing several lots of breeding ewes. Rain came on about 10.30 + lasted all day. Walked down to the Jubilee Hotel for di...

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Thursday 26 February 1914

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Thurs. Feb. 26. Strong cold southerly wind sprang up in night + lasted all day. Maud + I spent morning at home + I made her a formal proposal to marry me some day - the darling accepted me, but on putting on the ring we found it to be a size too large - however she was very pleased with the desi...

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Thursday 16 October 1913

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Thurs Oct 16 Showery day. Shepherding etc + stumping in SE corner of CK p[addock]. The country is now fairly bubbling water.

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Saturday 5 April 1913

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Sat Apr 5 Another fine day. Father, Gil + Jim carted boulders to drinking-trough at lower end of plantation in 20 ac[re] p[addock] to make a solid platform for cattle to stand on while drinking. Worked at CK–Swamp p. fence all day. Two thunder-storms in evening + heavy rain.

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Metalwork and jewellery

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The History Collection encompasses some fine examples of early and recent New Zealand silverwork.

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Sunday 12 October 1913

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Sun Oct 12 Up at 6.30am. Caught Fanny + rode up Ohau Valley with camera –took following photographs: – (1) The Ohau R from 1st cutting looking up stream to [new page] [Makeretu] junction – sun shining on water – 1/50 sec exposure with 16 stop – took this for a moonlight effect. (2) Panorama of...

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Thursday 11 September 1913

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Fri Sept 11 Heavy rain nearly all day.

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