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Armistice Day: Tauranga (2014)  .

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The Story of Gallipoli in Brief for year 5 to 8 students was part of a teacher resource pack about
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The Story of Gallipoli in Brief for year 9 to 13 students was part of a teacher resource pack about
Threads of Memory (2015).
Threads of Memory was a 100th commemoration project by Tauranga City Library to record people's memories of their World War
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Part of the 'From Tauranga to the Trenches: Teacher Resource Pack' produced in 2015, this timeline lists Key Events surrounding
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Tauranga and Districts WW100 Postcard Competition, Primary School Students
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Tauranga and Districts WW100 Diary Competition, Intermediate & Junior Secondary School Students
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Tauranga and Districts WW100 Essay Competition, Senior Secondary School Students.
Norman Griffin (1923-1945).
Former Tauranga District High School student Norman Griffin was reported killed on 19 January 1945.
Former Tauranga District High School student Peter Terence Cullen was wounded twice before being killed in action on 1 September
Alice Maryann Theobold (1904-1980).
Alice Macmillan farmed in Beach Road, Katikati, for fifty-two years. She was the mother of Katikati Historian Ellen McCormack.
Thomas Garmonsway was in the 2nd Waikato Militia. He was my second great grandfather - Debbie McCauley
John Donald Macmillan (1897-1977).
John Donald Macmillan served during World War I (1914-1918). He was the father of Katikati Historian Ellen McCormack.
Claudia Jarman has been described as 'one of Tauranga's most respected artists and art teachers'.
Bill Chapman 2015 with the Ushakov medal.
In February 2015 Bill Chapman shared some of his Second World War memories with Tauranga City Library Research Collections staff,
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In 2015 a teacher resource pack about World War I was sent to the schools in the Tauranga area. The
ANZAC DAY Mount Maunganui 2012.
The Anzac War Memorial Cenotaph at Mount Maunganui was dedicated on 25 April 1963. These photographs were taken by Lee
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A list of 110 Tauranga men killed during World War I. Compiled by Fiona Kean.
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Facts about WW1 soldiers with connections to Tauranga and surrounding area excluding men from Maketu, Te Puke or Katikati, unless
Frenchman Louis Bidois was an early Tauranga trader, arriving in the area in 1844.
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World War I (1914-1918) was a defining moment in New Zealand's history and its effects continue to be felt today.
William Berridge (on the right) with his brother Jack.
I was shot through the neck by a Turkish sniper. Fortunately the bullet continued through to the other side and
Battle of Gate Pā: Warrior & Soldier.
Abbott William Thrift took part in the Battle of Te Ranga (21 June 1865). He received a gunshot wound to
Edward Watts Garmonsway was a member of the 2nd Waikato Militia during the New Zealand Wars. He was my third
Former Tauranga District High School student Gilbert Henry Collins was reported missing during World War II on 13 December 1941.
Geoffrey Hugh Edgar Carswell (1916-1942).
Tauranga carpenter Geoffrey Hugh Edgar Carswell was killed on 5 July 1942 when enemy aircraft attacked his convoy in North
Emily Charlotte Greer was the daughter of Henry Harpur Greer who commanded British troops at during the Battle of Gate
Sundaise Festival 2015.
The Sundaise Music Festival is to be held on March 6th-8th, near Waihi. It is a three day music festival
In this story by Katikati historian Ellen McCormack, we learn that the 'landing' of the Katikati settlers in 1875 was
William Simpson was employed by Gammons Mill before he enlisted in World War I from Tauranga. He was killed in
My own beloved Henry.
In January 2015 Mike Dottridge, a descendant of Henry Harpur Greer (1821-1886), donated Greer's original notes to his wife Agnes
Peter Grant has been described as a deserter from the British military who became a 'pakeha' Māori, the only known
Tauranga post and telegraph linesman William Eric David Bell received severe head wounds whilst fighting in Egypt. He was returned
Tauranga lawyer Archibald Graham McCurdy Tudhope died whilst on leave in 1942.
Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Harpur Greer (1821-1886).
Greer made a report to the Military Secretary: Camp, Te Papa, Tauranga, 27th June, 1864.
Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Harpur Greer (1821-1886).
Greer's report on the Battle of Te Ranga: Colonel Greer to the Deputy Quarter-Master-General, Camp Te Papa; Tauranga, 21st June,

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Ngai Te Rangi
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Tauranga WW100
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Mount Primary Centenary
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Greerton Village History 
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Tauranga Regional Multicultural Council
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Share your memories with Tauranga City Libraries

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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