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

A presentation given at the 2015 National Digital Forum 

 

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Battle of Te Ranga Re-enactment (21 June 2014) by Tania Lewis-Rickard (39).

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Mt Maunganui School Basketball (Netball) C Team 1950.
Mt Maunganui School Netball C Team 1950 Back row: Marge Ashworth – Dianna Revell –Honor de Barres Front Row: Helen
Mt Maunganui School Basketball (Netball) C Team 1950.
Mt Maunganui School Netball C Team 1950 Back row: Marge Ashworth – Dianna Revell –Honor de Barres Front Row: Helen
Jean Bennett and Phyllis Johnston (2017).
Jean Bennett is the author of 29 books, including children's and teaching resources, non-fiction, short stories, poetry, and journalism. Many
Known as 'Peggy', Margaret Galbraith was the sister of Tauranga Mayor Robert Sharpe Galbraith (1857-1890) who died in office on
History of Te Puke Cemetery by D M Mutton with acknowledgement to Papers Past, National Library of New Zealand (July
Events relating to Katikati from 1832 to 1872. Compiled by Katikati Historian Ellen McCormack (2017).
Katikati events in 1873. Compiled by Katikati Historian Ellen McCormack (2012).
Katikati events in 1886. Compiled by Katikati Historian Ellen McCormack (2017).
Katikati events in 1884. Compiled by Katikati Historian Ellen McCormack (2017). During 1884 Te Kooti with a body guard of
Katikati events in 1883. Compiled by Katikati Historian Ellen McCormack (2017). In 1883 George Vesey Stewart purchased the Bay of
Katikati events in 1882. Compiled by Katikati Historian Ellen McCormack (2017). During 1882, George Vesey Stewart sold the Bay of
Katikati events in 1881. Compiled by Katikati Historian Ellen McCormack (2017).
Serving during World War I and known as 'Henry Evans', George was severely wounded at Gallipoli in 1916. He was
In 1908 the Gamman brothers started constructing a mill at Oropi and in 1911 another at Omanawa Falls and later
Tukiata Pā (Matāpihi, Tauranga).
The Ohuki Land Dispute at Matāpihi in Tauranga between Ngāi Tukairangi and Ngāti lasted for three years from 1856 to
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

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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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