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Tairua: a history of the Tairua-Hikuai-Pauanui district negatives and photographs

documentary heritage
  • Other Id

    230109 (Presto content ID)

    PH-2001-5 (Reference Number)

    ACQ-2001-5 (Acquisition number)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Tairua: a history of the Tairua-Hikuai-Pauanui district negatives and photographs
  • Primary Maker
  • Physical Description

    35 mm black and white negative film cut to various lengths placed in 38 envelopes (folder 1) with corresponding proof sheets cut and glued on sheets with some annotation (folder 2). 10 prints (folder 1).

  • Level of Current Record
  • Member Object

    39 items in this collection. View all items.

  • Related Object Notes
    Bennett, Francis 1986, Tairua : a history of the Tairua-Hikuai-Pauanui district, Pauanui Information Bureau, Pauanui, N.Z
  • Media/Materials
  • Subject Category
  • Provenance Details
    Estate of Francis Bennett, author of Tairua: a History of the Tairua-Hikuai-Pauanui District, 1986
  • Content
    PH.2001.5.1 to PH.2001.5.39 Negatives with proof sheets and photographs relating to the history of Tairua, Hihuai, Pauanui area for the publication "Tairua: a history of the Tairua-Hikuai-Pauanui district" by Francis Bennett, 1986. Francis Bennett took a series of photographs from original photographs belonging in family, private and institutional collections, as well as taking photographs of some original photographs which belong to him, to use in his local history publication. Francis also photographed pages from a mining book. These copies from the original, make up the negatives with corresponding proof sheets in this collection. Francis is identified as the creator of these negatives but most of the original images which were photographed and amount to this collection, were originally created by and belong to a wide variety of sources.
    Each set of negatives have been given their own records. The photographs which also form part of this collection are listed below.
    PH.2001.5.40 to PH.2001.5.49 Photographs
    40. Tairua, 1982, print
    41. [Coastline, Tairua ?], print
    42. [Mountain ranges, Tairua ?], print
    43. [Farmland, Tairua ?], print
    44. [Wetlands, Tairua ?], print
    45. [Farmland, coastline, mountain range, Tairua ?], print
    46. [Cleared land, coastline, mountain ranges, Tairua ?], print
    47. [More views of the town, Tairua ?], print
    48. [Coastal view, Tairua ?], print
    49. [Kauri Dam], print (postcard)
  • Public Access Text

    Negatives and photographs are in folder 1

    Proof sheets are in folder 2

  • Copyright
    Collection contains multiple items - rights applied at item level
  • Credit Line
    Donated by Donna Peterson, as part of the estate of Francis Bennett
  • Last Update
    03 Feb 2023
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