Welcome to Tauranga City Libraries' online digital ‘knowledge basket’, capturing the spirit  of Tauranga and its communities. Our vision is to capture the memories of local people through their personal stories, photographs, video and audio footage. These memories can be from this region or from other places in the world as well. Jump into a basket below, or check out content from our local community (to the right).

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Katikati Football Team 1913.
This typewritten article by an unknown author is thought to have been written in 1933. It was discovered amongst the
Elizabeth St no 77 Y2K+ 15-179.
Elizabeth Street in the early years Elizabeth Street runs from Takitimu Drive up through Cameron Road and beyond Devonport. Grey
James William Pratt collection 17 15-099.
Peter Pratt, writes "This is an unfinished story written in pencil in a cashbook by my eldest brother, Flight Lieutenant
Museum 1969 02-094.
Hamilton Street in the early years. Hamilton Street runs parallel with and between Harington and Wharf Streets in Tauranga City.
Willow St Masonic Car Park Y2K+ 15-221.
Willow Street runs through the centre of downtown Tauranga.
Thomas Milne: Tauranga Municipal Band.
Thomas Milne was a keen bandsman and was secretary of the Tauranga Municipal Town Band for 13 years. This article
The Right Note: An Insight into Tauranga's Historical Music Scene by Graham Clark.
The Right Note features hundreds of never before seen historical photographs from the collections of those interviewed by Graham Clark.
Katikati born Thomas Murray Boyd served with the First Australian Imperial Force (1AIF) during World War I. He saw action
Celine Murray (1995- ).
Celine Murray released her first book, Seven to Seventeen, while attending Otumoetai College. In 2015, she received a Sir Julius
Cameron Road c 1910 99-1184.
Cameron Road (est. 1871)  Cameron road is today considered the main road that runs the length of Tauranga City. It’s
Rendell's Tauranga - Historic Tauranga From Above.
Ninety-seven year old Alf Rendell has produced a stunning work in collaboration with his friend, respected Tauranga historian Fiona Kean.
Nick Eggleston working on his painting ‘Icarus, Icarus Don’t Be So Ridiculous’.
Last week an exhibition of exciting new works by watercolourist Nick Eggleston opened at Zohar Gallery in Mount Maunganui. The
Mean Streets by Nick Eggleston.
I first met Nick in 2007 when he was teaching watercolour painting at Tauranga’s Historic Village. It was there that
Breath by Paul Nicolai.
When we find something extra special in art, most of us, by inclination, just have to share it. I was
Greerton Swimming Pool (1971).
Greerton Swimming Pool opened on 27 November 1971 by Mayor Mr R Owens who was first into the pool and
The Bellringer by Janice Giles .
It is only in the past two years that Janice Giles has returned to the intense experience of producing art
Maiden Flight by Janice Giles.
Tauranga artist Janice Giles has continued to work experimentally with both content and technique since winning the Tauranga Society of
Seeker in Shadowland by Janice Giles .
Janice Giles has been a counsellor for many years and often creates works that reflect her consideration of what it
Nic Clegg hard at work in his studio (March 2012).
‘Strangers in a Crowd’ is Tauranga sculptor Nic Clegg’s first solo exhibition in New Zealand.
A Marquette Angel (exhibition).
A Marquette Angel is the latest From Tauranga to the Trenches exhibition, a mobile exhibition series commemorating the centenary of
Cover to The Road From Grimsby by Peter Pratt.
A single chapter from Peter Pratt's memoirs "The Road From Grimsby" (ISBN 978-0-9941107-8-7).
2015 International Star Wars Reads Day at Tauranga City Library.
On Saturday October 10th, 2015, the Tauranga library celebrated International Star Wars Reads Day by throwing a Star Wars themed
Winner of inaugural Creative Tauranga Writers’ Award announced.
Local author and librarian, Debbie McCauley, has been announced as the 2015 winner of the inaugural Creative Tauranga Writers’ Award,
Tauranga WWI Memorial Stone (2015).
In October 2015 the WW100 Tauranga Committee contributed a Memorial Stone to the New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company Memorial Wall
Hauraki Patriots Passchendaele Memorial Service (2015).
On Saturday 10 October 2015, a Hauraki Patriots Passchendaele Memorial Service was held at the Cenotaph at Mount Maunganui. Photos:
Mōtītī Blue and the Oil Spill: A Story from the Rena Disaster (2014) by Debbie McCauley .
Motiti Blue and the Oil Spill: A Story from the Rena Disaster by Debbie McCauley was selected as a 2015
Monmouth Street 15-121.
Monmouth Street The 43rd Monmouth and the 68th Durham regiments both arrived in Tauranga early in 1864 in order to,
On 23 September 2015 Brian Rhodes presented a submission on behalf of the Mount Maunganui Sport Fishing Club to the
Tauranga Transcribers Poster 2015.
During the First World War, letters to and from home were an essential part of the Allied Forces well being.
Charlie Haua outside his blacksmith shop..
  In describing the early appearance of Tauranga, Jinty Rork notes that "behind the beach the land rose steeply, with
On 23 September 2015 Nevan Lancaster presented a submission on behalf of Papamoa Beach Holiday Park to the RENA Resource
The following report was part of the Rena Submission by the Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society of New Zealand
On 23 September 2015 the Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Inc (Forest & Bird) and Te
Anderley Middleton (23 September 2015) ........
On 23 September 2015 Anderley Middleton presented her submission to the RENA Resource Consent Hearing Commissioners and members of the
Debbie McCauley (23 September 2015).
On 23 September 2015 Debbie McCauley presented her submission to the RENA Resource Consent Hearing Commissioners and members of the

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Community baskets

Greerton Village History 
Katikati Heritage Museum
Local Genealogy Groups
Mount Primary Centenary
Ngai Te Rangi
N.Z. Society of Authors (BOP)
The Rena ecological disaster
Tauranga Artists
Tauranga Heritage Collection
Tauranga Hospital Centenary
Tauranga Jazz Society
Tauranga Music & Musicians
Tauranga Regional Multicultural Council
Tauranga Writers Group
Tauranga WW100
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Tauranga City Libraries is facilitating an online digital ‘knowledge basket’  Tauranga Memories  to capture the spirit  of Tauranga and its communities. Our vision is to capture these memories through your personal stories, photographs, video and audio footage.

It could be the stories of your migration or photos of a Tauranga event that you may have attended. Both individuals and community groups are welcome to contribute.So come join us in creating a vibrant resource that captures that true spirit of Tauranga, creating a legacy for our future generations to enjoy. For more details, email Tauranga Memories.



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