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War Poster Research - Stephanie Gibson

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<SPAN class=edit id=Main_BodyCopy> Te Papa holds about two hundred posters produced during World War l and World War ll (with a few from the Spanish Civil War). They were designed and produced primarily in Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Graphically rich with ...

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Mother Aubert's medicines TEST

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Frenchwoman Suzanne Aubert founded the religious congregation the Daughters of our Lady of Compassion in 1892, at Hiruharama (Jerusalem) on the banks of the Whanganui River. Aubert was one of the first Europeans to appreciate the medicinal properties of New Zealand's native plants. Her pate...

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Tarawera eruption 10 June 1886

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The Tarawera Eruption was explosive and spectacular. It was the ultimate sound and light show and it happened at night. The ‘explosions' could be heard as far north as the Bay of Islands and as far south as Christchurch. Most of the population of New Zealand heard it! The eruption commenced ...

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Sunday 17 August 1913

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Sun Aug 17 Drove to church – Rev. Harris preached. Drove with Mr + Mrs Herd to Bruce Road for dinner. In afternoon Maud, Olive, Will + I walked to Lake Papaitonga to go out in Mr Horobin's boat – long walk through bush along a picturesque track to the end of spit which encloses the SE side...

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Monday 12 January 1914

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Mon. Jan. 12. Rode to Levin to get shearers - H. Morgan + Toti. The three of us shore 167 ewes + lambs + my tally was 31 ewes + 12 lambs but did not get in a full day - my total tally is now 207. The others with Uncle Bert's + [page break] Wally Stewart's help got in most of the 3ac[r...

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Friday 15 August 1913

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Fri Aug 15 Rode down to Levin sale – big prices for fat sheep and hoggarts. Father bought 58 big woolly hoggarts at 18/6. Met Maud in town + took her to afternoon tea. A lovely day, cool but bright + fine night.

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Sunday 23 March 1913

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Sun Mar 23 Up at 6 am + at 7 set off on bike for a two day trip to Plimmerton. Head wind increased in vigour so turned back at Ohau. Church morning + evening. Made arrangements to spend tomorrow with Maud + take some photos of her. Saw her after evening service. Cold night, south wind + pros...

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George Leslie Adkin diary entry Wednesday 26 March 1913

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Wed Mar 26 K McKenzie dipped 526 sheep. With Morgan's help Father, Jim + I drenched the 354 1st class Waikanae lambs + dipped them. Becher dipped 11. Mustered cull ewes + drafted for Friday's sale : – 20 culls + 115 breeding ewes. We are keeping a number of culls for fattening. Rec...

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Tapa: Pacific Style

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For centuries, people across the Pacific have created beautiful and functional tapa cloth from the inner bark of a range of tropical trees. They share common techniques of tapa-making, but produce cloth richly varied in both design and use. In Tapa: Pacific Style , fragile garments more than 100 ...

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Samoa: a group of high volcanic islands

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Total land area: 2934 square kilometres Highest point: About 1850 metres above sea level Annual rainfall: 2540–7620 millimetres Population in the year 2000: 173,000 Many Samoans also live in New Zealand and elsewhere. Environmental threats to Samoa include cyclones and volcanic eruptions. In the ...

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