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Captain George Bentham Morris (1839-1903) served as the Tauranga Representative on the Auckland Provincial Council.
Mount Maunganui artist Ana Mendina arrived back in New Zealand a short time ago after spending time with the Yanomami
These letters and postcards have been contributed to Tauranga Memories by local Tauranga and BOP residents.
The people below are those remembered by local Tauranga or Bay of Plenty residents. Click on a name to learn more.
The Research Collections room's (Nga Wahi Rangahau) has digitised over 8000 images from it's photographic collection . These images are
This is a list of articles regularly updated as new items are added to Tauranga Memories about the 6th Battalion
One hundred and seven articles about a diverse number of artists, art events and exhibitions. It's been so much fun
Captain George Albert Tuck MC is remembered by Gun Sergeant A.A.Jackson. This article is reprinted with permission and first appeared
R.W. Burton from Omokoroa recalls his beginning days in the 1st Hauraki (Black Beret) Motor Cycle Platoon. Taken with permission
A. I. Still, collected a bundle of Kiwi Newspaper issues covering the period from March 1943 when they were first
John Lees Faulkner was an early Tauranga trader, arriving in the area in 1840. The following information is from the
Esther Wallis was adopted by the infamous Minnie Dean in 1890 and ended up giving evidence at her trial for
Local authors and historians Christine Clement and Ellen McCormack have co-authored a comprehensive history of early Katikati settlers.
D. Anderson, Association President reflects on the 100 year celebrations of the 6th Battalion (Hauraki) Regiment. Reprinted with permission from
A light hearted story about building with concrete in the desert during WWII. Reprinted with permission from the 1998 May
A.I. Still recalls some WWII memories as a Signal operator in the Pacific. Reprinted with permission from the March 1998
A WWII story by Hugh Harrison showing some entrepreneurial skills, a few German blankets and General Freyberg himself. Reprinted with
A story by Hugh Harrison from WWII. How he and a mate found a way to re-join their unit in
Hugh Harrison, writing in the 1997 No 5 and No 6 6th Hauraki Association newsletter, recalls 1939 and onwards, the
This summary of service was posted in the 1997 No 5 Hauraki Newsletter.
This article appeared in the 1996 (No.3) newsletter of the 6th Hauraki Association. It is reprinted with permission.
This article appeared in the 1996 July edition (part 1) and 1997 No 4 edition (part 2) of the 6th
This article appeared in the 1996 July edition of the 6th Hauraki Association. It is reprinted with permission. Due to
Papamoa painters Jos and Hilly Coufreur are currently having a joint art exhibition at the Creative Tauranga Community Gallery that
Mary Humphries was a well known photographer in Tauranga (from 1899) in an era when photography was rare and female
The original school building for the Mount Maunganui Primary School which started in 1913 with 42 pupils. This photo is
I can't recommend the 'Rotorua Art Tiki-Tour' to Tauranga art lovers enough. A short hop over to Rotorua via Pyes
Suffragette Eliza Wallis (nee Hart) was active on the National Council of Women and the Vote for Women. Her signature
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Bricklayer Edward Hart was sentenced to seven years jail aboard a prison hulk for stealing food and drink to feed
Baptised in St Mary's Church in Sandwich, Kent, in 1761, Margaret was my fifth great grandmother - Debbie McCauley (2013).
Arnold Henfrey Watson was a farmer at Pongakawa when in March 1916 he took a trip to the recruiting office
Rifleman Davies, "The Dinks" served in the member of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF). He was injured by a
Roly Hume has collected the stories, letters and documents around his relative Lloyd (Jock) Hamilton Hume who was killed in