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Name/title Maker Production date Description
Alterations to Shop for the Trustees of the Estate of the Late Jas Emslie Alterations to Shop for the Trustees of the Estate of the Late Jas Emslie
Forrester and Steenson
1928
Ground Floor Plan, First Floor Plan and Section of alterations to kitchen and wash house at back of two storey building. See also 184. Dated 7/6/28
Scissors Scissors
Textilia
Circa 1960
Scissors given to workers of the first day of working for Alliance Textiles in 1960. The scissors are especially designed for textiles work.

There is only one loop which forms part of one of the blades.
Chinese Pottery Vessel Chinese Pottery Vessel
1860s
A vase shaped bottle with a dark brown glaze. The item has been damaged revealing the colour of the light brown clay it is made from.

The following information is from a note that was donated with the item. Pottery Jar from Murphys Flat Chinese camp near Macraes. These were imported from China usually with Tiger Whiskey, a Chinese rice whiskey.
Thames Street Peace Day Celebration Thames Street Peace Day Celebration
J M Brown Bookseller and Stationer
12 Nov 1918
Crowd in Thames Street. Looking south toward Clock Tower and St Luke's Church. Shops: McDonalds […], D Simpson Furnishing Warehouse, G M Procter Chemist, Robins Bros.
Pewter Coffee Pot Pewter Coffee Pot
1870s
Pewter coffee pot. Embossed with a floral design. Engraved "PRESENTED TO MRS JAMES PATERSON BY THE BOARDERS IN ALBION HOUSE, AS A TOKEN OF RESPECT."
Saddler's Thimble Saddler's Thimble
1890s
A metal saddler's thimble. Also known as a palm. It belonged to Mr H.T. (Harry) Addison, who worked for Mr Dimick in the years around 1895-1898 as an apprentice when he was 13 to 15 years old.
Dux Medal Dux Medal
1887
Round silver medal shaped like a double Maltese cross. The centre is engraved "DUX GIRL ANNIE GILL NORTH SCHOOL Oamaru 1888". On the reverse is "PRESENTED BY H CONNELL". Surrounding the centre is scrolled sections. Ring at the top.
Bracelet Bracelet
Jackson Brothers
1882
1884
Sterling silver cuff bracelet. Oval shape, hinged at one side and the other has a small button which when pressed opens the bracelet. Front has small round projections on both sides. Scrolls and sprigs of leaves engraved. Raised scroll work is inlaid with rose gold. In the centre is an engraved branch with little leaves while larger leaves are inlaid and with rose gold and yellow gold. The back is plain but is engraved 'Presented to MISS S A SPEDDING - from the teachers of North School- OAMARU April 1884'.

Three lots of hallmarks lion and t, the mark for Chester and a J.B.S. These marks indicate the piece is sterling silver, manufactured in Chester, England, in 1882.
Fork Fork
Joseph Rodgers & Sons
1901
Fork with bone handle. Four narrow prongs, the two middle ones being slightly longer than the outer ones. Stamped on the head is "DISCOVERY - 1901". This was Robert Falcon Scott's ship. Stamped on the back "RODGERS".
Alterations to Business Premises, Thames St - Blueprint Alterations to Business Premises, Thames St - Blueprint
Stevenson, Fredrick
Ground Floor Plan, Sections and detail of panelling. Blueprint. See also 231.
Oamaru Post Office - East Elevation Oamaru Post Office - East Elevation
Forrester, Thomas (b.1838, d.1907)
East (front) Elevation of Post Office showing original design for tower. Signed in pencil 'Thos Forrester Architect'. See also 1984.40.1
Memorial Plaque (medallion) Memorial Plaque (medallion)
1914-1919
Circular bronze plaque. Features an image of Britannia holding a trident and standing with a lion. The designer's initials, E.CR.P., appear above the front paw. In her outstretched left hand Britannia holds an olive wreath above the rectangular tablet bearing the name John William Cowan cast in raised letters. Below the name tablet, to the right of the lion, is an oak spray with acorns. Two dolphins swim around Britannia, symbolizing Britain's sea power, and at the bottom a second lion is tearing apart the German eagle. Around the picture the legend reads (in capitals) "He died for freedom and honour". The reverse is blank.

Originally on display at Early Settlers Association with portrait of John Cowan, Victory Medal, and printed note from King George V that was sent with the memorial plaque.
Thames Street Oamaru, looking south Thames Street Oamaru, looking south
1930s?
View along northbound side of Thames Street, from the National Mortgage Agency building at right along to the Post Office clock tower. T J Bone, Preens, the Bungalow Tearooms, W Grave Saddler & Sailmaker, steps of the Pioneer Gallery, Athenaeum building, Steward Street, Waitaki Electric Power Board.
Miner's Helmet Miner's Helmet
Circa 1940s
Black miner's helmet. Inside has padding for head. From Ngapara Colliery and Kilns of Captain Nimmo.
Chisel Chisel
1870s
Slater's chisel from Slate Quarries, Otepopo. Metal chisel with circular head and long blade.
Cleaver Cleaver
T Williams
Circa 1892
Metal cleaver used by G.H. Cox, Butcher, Enfield. Written on blade "31888, 8 1/2, T Williams, Smithfield"
Hand Bell Hand Bell
1860s
A small brass hand bell with a handle. From the original wooden Otepopo Hotel. The proprietor was Mr Ernst F. Diehl of Herbert and Waianakarua. Used on the counter in the Inn during the eighteen sixties, or early seventies.
Knife Sharpener Knife Sharpener
George Kent Limited
1860s
Wooden knife sharpener on a metal frame. The knife sharpener is circular in shape. Instructions glued on. Metal frame marked "Kent's Patent. 199 High Holborn, London".

1860's from Casanova.
Campaign Ale Campaign Ale
North Otago Brewery (estab. Circa 1876, closed Circa 1915)
Circa 1906
Dark green glass bottle. Labelled "Campaign ale. Non-intoxicating". "Brewed and bottled by R. Shand and Co., Ribble Street, Oamaru".
Bottle of Stout Bottle of Stout
North Otago Brewery (estab. Circa 1876, closed Circa 1915)
Pre 1905
Green glass bottle with contents intact. Label reads "Extra double brown stout". "North Otago Brewery. Prime North Otago. Brewed and bottled by R. Shand and Co. Oamaru. Stout Prime invigorating and nourishing. Stout."
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