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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Tauranga and Districts WW100 Competitions (2015): Susan Brocker and Catherine Van Pelt.

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Masonic Park (Tauranga).
On 5 July 2015 the archaeological site in Masonic Park in Tauranga was photographed.0 Photographs: Debbie McCauley.
Matariki 2015 - Te Reo Wainene o Tua - 29 June  (26).
Tauranga City Libraries 2015 Matariki program presented an innovative Te Reo Māori language and "storytelling" event that brought together a
William George Simpson (1890-1970) .
Tauranga born William George Simpson served during the Samoan Advance and the Gallipoli campaign. He was my second cousin twice
Matariki 2015 - Mana Rangatahi - Youth Workshop - Deb M (17).
On 24 June 2015 a Mana Rangatahi - Youth Workshop - was held in the Tauranga City Council chambers as
Matariki 2015 - Jo'el Komene - 23 June.
On 23 June 2015 Jo'el Komene ran a Tangi Rōreka workshop as part of the Tauranga City Libraries Matariki program.
ANZAC Day at Huria Marae (25 April 2015) .
On 25 April 2015 a Dawn Service was held at Huria Marae to remember the 100th Anniversary of the ANZAC
ANZAC Day 2015 Civic Service  (49).
On 25 April 2015 a combined Tauranga and Mount Maunganui Civic Memorial Service was held at the Tauranga Domain. This
Matariki 2015 - Fashion Show - Jeanine Clarkin - Ora Pihema.
A dazzling showcase of fashion, contemporary Māori art and performance recently saw flashbulbs popping and Tauranga’s glitterati shining almost as
An article about TW's Young Writers Group, and their publication They Came in From the Dark, co-edited by Jessica Harvey
A short article advising on how to be a writer, by Jenny Argante.
An article about producing Tauranga Writers 40th anniversary publication, This Side of the World: Tauranga Writers Celebrating 40 Years. Edited
Acknowledgement Roly Hume. Transcript of a WWII letter by Lance Corporal Neil Hume (1907-1991?) written October 31 1945.
Transcript of a partial letter written by William Duncan Gillanders in Egypt describing an engagement with the Turks across the
Transcript of a letter written by William Duncan Gillanders in 1917 after returning to Egypt from leave.
Transcript of a letter written by William Duncan Gillanders in 1917 in which he describes the discovery of what they
Transcript of a letter written by William Duncan Gillanders writing near Gaza in Palestine.
Transcript of a letter written by William Duncan Gillanders after fighting Turks as mounted support for the "Tommies".
Frederick Kamu Rogers (c1889-1955).
Frederick Kamu Rogers from Maketu served during World War I with the Australian Army. Three of his brothers, Whakarongotai, Augustus
Transcript of a letter written by William Duncan Gillanders after a scrap with German machine gunners.
Transcript of a letter written by William Duncan Gillanders in 1916 while serving in Egypt.
Transcript of a letter written by William Duncan Gillanders in 1916 while serving in Egypt.
Transcript of a letter written by William Duncan Gillanders after transferring from medical corp to NZ Mounted Brigade as a
Transcript of a partial letter written by William Duncan Gillanders, new in Egypt with the Mounted Rifles.
Rutherford Denholm McCully worked in Tauranga as a journalist for the Bay of Plenty Times. He served in World War
Mōtītī Blue and the Oil Spill: A Story from the Rena Disaster (2014) by Debbie McCauley .
On Tuesday 9 June 2015 a children’s picture book from Tauranga was announced as a Finalist in the New Zealand
Charles Pye (1820-1876).
The origins of the name 'Pyes Pa' in Tauranga can be traced back to Victoria Cross recipient Charles Pye.
Transcript of letter written while aboard troop transport around Australia on way to Egypt.
Egypt Dear Ken, Again I have your letter today for which thanks very much. Oct 1st was the date you
Gallipoli: From Bloodshed to National Identity by Aimee Tomlinson is her entry in the Tauranga and Districts WW100 Essay Competition
There was no competition run during 2014 and 2015 for want of sponsors.   If your business is interested in
Diary - HC - Abby Lane - 30 April & 1 May 2015.
Abby Lane's entry in the Tauranga and Districts WW100 Diary Competition (2015). Abby is from Tauranga Intermediate School. She has
Diary - HC - Emma Campbell - Day Six & Seven.
Emma Campbell's entry in the Tauranga and Districts WW100 Diary Competition (2015). Emma is from Papamoa College.
Lest We Forget by Claire Choo is her entry in the Tauranga and Districts WW100 Essay Competition (2015). Claire is
Gallipoli and the Development of a National Psyche by Kirsty Burrows is her entry in the Tauranga and Districts WW100
Diary - HC - Bailey Hocking - 1 May 1915.
Bailey Hocking's entry in the Tauranga and Districts WW100 Diary Competition (2015). Bailey is from Bethlehem College.

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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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