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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The past and future of Kete

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Tukiata Pā (Matāpihi, Tauranga).
The Ohuki Land Dispute at Matāpihi in Tauranga between Ngāi Tukairangi and Ngāti He lasted for three years. In early
Waitangi Day in Tauranga (2017) .
Waitangi Day in Tauranga was commemorated with a dawn service at Hopukiore (Mount Drury) on Monday 6 February 2017 from
This enormous pōhutukawa tree dominates the Tree Reserve at 24 Pitau Road, Mount Maunganui. The tapu tree is thought to
Floral Steamer, The Strand, Tauranga (1952).
A Floral Steamer constructed in 1938 has graced The Strand in Tauranga ever since and many of those who live
Humpty Dumpty, Memorial Park, Tauranga (1963).
In 1959 Onna Joustra designed a playground for Memorial Park that was submitted to a Borough Council competition by the
World War II Cenotaph, Memorial Park, Tauranga (2014).
Memorial Park sits on 11 hectares of land next to the Tauranga harbour between 11th and 7th Avenues. The park
New Year's Eve on Tauranga's Waterfront (31 December 2016) .
The free New Year's Eve Barbecue on the Waterfront was at The Strand on 31 December 2016 from 5pm. Family-orientated
1941 10 18 Letter to Neil Hume re Jock 2 of 2.
After Jock's death it fell to family and friends to inform and share memories with Jock's parents. There was some
Awanui Black, Sylvia Willison & Mererina Murray (21 June 2016).
On 30 November 2016 highly respected Tauranga iwi leader and educator Awanuiārangi Black passed away at the age of 48.
Tauranga Library 1987 07-121.
On 8 April 1871 a meeting was held to establish the Tauranga Library and Mechanic's Institute. Since then the library
Greerton Library Opening (15 July 2016).
Greerton library first opened on 11 March 1964. Since then the library has seen several upgrades until a new library
Tauranga Town Hall Occupation (1987).
In September 1987 Tauranga saw protests about the demolition of its Town Hall. The protests included an occupation by tangata
Armistice Day in Tauranga (2016).
On 11 November 2016 an Armistice Day commemoration was held in Tauranga. Photographs: Fiona Kean.
Papamoa Library (2011).
Pāpāmoa's $9 million environmentally friendly library opened on 16 June 2006. The sloping curved roof mimics the sand dunes and
John Chidley Reynolds died of pneumonia on 24 March 1876 in Ohinemutu. His body was moved to Tauranga and he
Albert Laidley was involved in an accident on Tauranga harbour in 1872 when the yacht 'Sappho' overturned and he was
John Ferraby died in Tauranga in 1872. A coroner's inquest found that he "died by exhaustion through excessive drinking". He
Robert Bruton Atkinson died in Tauranga in 1872. A coroner's inquest found that he "died by the visitation of God".
Tauranga man Frank Charles Brown died of wounds received during the South African War (Boer War). A memorial tablet to
Hugh Robison arrived in Dunedin on 6 March 1850, on the 'Lady Nugent' and left there for Sydney on 3
Brain Watkins House Open Day (2016).
On Sunday 2 October free guided tours were given of the Brain Watkins House at 233 Cameron Road (corner Elizabeth
Mission Cemetery Tour by Stephanie Smith (2016).
As part of Local History Week and the 40th Anniversary of Nga Wahi Rangahau Research Collections, archivist Stephanie Smith gave
War Archives Talk by Stephanie Smith (2016).
As part of Local History Week and the 40th Anniversary of Nga Wahi Rangahau Research Collections, archivist Stephanie Smith gave
Archives Collection Talk by Stephanie Smith (2016).
As part of Local History Week and the 40th Anniversary of Nga Wahi Rangahau Research Collections, archivist Stephanie Smith gave
Art Collection Talk by Stephanie Smith (2016).
As part of Local History Week and the 40th Anniversary of Nga Wahi Rangahau Research Collections, archivist Stephanie Smith gave
Rare Books Talk by Stephanie Smith (2016).
As part of Local History Week and the 40th Anniversary of Nga Wahi Rangahau Research Collections, archivist Stephanie Smith gave
Local History Week in Tauranga (2016).
Local History Week in Tauranga ran from 26 September to 2 October 2016. This was a special week as it
Amanda McFadden (2016).
The 2016 Greerton Village Cherry Blossom Festival took place on Saturday 24 September. Thousands of people joined the festival in
Menzies Whare Opening (5 September 2016).
On 5 September 2016 the restored Menzies Whare was opened at the Elms in Tauranga. Over a year of hard
The Somme: From Tauranga to the Trenches (2016).
The Somme: From Tauranga to the Trenches is the latest WW1 exhibition from the Tauranga Heritage Collection. Photos: Fiona Kean.
Kaimai Range Army Exercise: In the midst of World War II the Army staged large-scale tactical maneuvers in the Kaimai
Greerton Village Cherry Blossom (2011).
The iconic flowering cherry trees in Greerton Village have long been a drawcard to the area each spring for the
Mount Misery by Ethel Macmillan (c1925).
Mount Misery was a farm of 101 acres belonging to William Henry James Poole at Pyes Pa in Tauranga. The
Mount Misery by Ethel Macmillan (c1925).
Ethel Louisa Latham married Charles Macmillan who would later become Mayor and Member of Parliament for Tauranga. She was a
Marlin Fishing at Tuhua by Edward Victor Simpson (1934).
Edward Victor Simpson worked as a photojournalist. One of his articles appeared in the book 'Tauranga and the Mount' which
Halford Douglas Pye (1920-1945).
During World War II Katikati man Halford Douglas Pye was a member of crew of an Avro Lancaster bomber that
Bookrapt Seminar 2016: Penguins, Poems & Pandemonium.
On Saturday 6 August 2016, the Bay of Plenty Children's Literature Association Incorporated, otherwise known as 'Bookrapt', held their annual
Julia Maria Tovey (nee Martin) and her husband, Captain Alexander Charles Hughes Tovey, arrived in New Zealand in May of
Herbert and Emma Theobald.
This story 'How the Theobald Family Came to Manawahe' was written by Anne Fenton. Anne was the step-daughter of Herbert
Hamilton High School Cap: Edward Victor Simpson (1925).
The Simpson's were an early Tauranga family. William McGregor Simpson married Jane McCauley at Katikati in 1889. They lived in

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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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