6th Hauraki InsigniaRemembering War: The Hauraki Regiment

A big part of remembering war for the Tauranga region will be preserving the history of our local Hauraki Regiment. Tauranga City Libraries is delighted to be working with 6 Hauraki Association with this in mind. Click here (or the insignia) to learn more.


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Remembering War: WWI - 100 Years Ago

View our WWI page (or click the WWI Centenary Symbol) to see the stories and memories we are collecting around the First World War. See also the Tauranga Roll of Honour and the Teacher Resource Pack.

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Remembering War: WWII (and beyond)

 View our WWII (and beyond) page (or click the picture right) to see the stories and memories we are collecting around the Second World War. This page has many interviews with Tauranga residents past and present about their experiences and memories of the Second World War. See also the Tauranga Roll of Honour.



Remembering War: The Battles of Gate Pā and Te Ranga (1864)

See numerous resources on our Battle of Gate Pa kete.


The Battle of Gate Pā at Pukehinahina on 29 April 1864 was one of the few outright victories for Māori against the British. It was followed seven weeks later by the Battle of Te Ranga on 21 June 1864. Visit our Battles of Gate Pa and Te Ranga kete to learn more about this significant event in the history of Tauranga Moana.  







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Serving during World War I and known as 'Henry Evans', George was severely wounded at Gallipoli in 1916. He was
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
Armistice Day in Tauranga (2016).
On 11 November 2016 an Armistice Day commemoration was held in Tauranga. Photographs: Fiona Kean.
Tauranga man Frank Charles Brown died of wounds received during the South African War (Boer War). A memorial tablet to
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
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
Basil Alexander Walker (1919-1941).
Basil Alexander Walker was serving during World War II when his Wellington aircraft crashed in the Western Desert on 5
Arthur Morrow was born in County Longford, Ireland, the fifth son of Mr. Hugh and Eliza Morrow, he arrived in
Medallion front and rear.
Robert Bole Morrow was born in Ireland and served most of his adult life with the British Military in India.
Frank G Morrow portrait c 1915 16-024.
Frank Gordon Morrow joined the first NZEF and was shipped to Egypt for training, then Gallipoli where he was wounded.
Arthur, known as Uncle Nelson by his family, served two tours during the First World War and within New Zealand
Harry Capel Pritt (1869-1915).
Harry Capel Pritt from Katikati was killed in action Gallipoli 8th August 1915. Born with the name Harry, he later
Ernest Cooper was a native of King's Heath, Birmingham, England. His parents were William and Alice Cooper who lived in
Donald Duncan Bain (1909-1943).
Corporal Donald Duncan Bain was aged 34 when he was killed in action during World War II in Italy on
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The foundation principal of both Tauranga College and Tauranga Boys' College, Arthur Mervyn Nicholson was wounded in France whilst serving
WWII RNZAF Flight Riggers digs sketch 018 16-022.
Robert (Bob) Samuel Laurie (1921-2004) is remembered by Tauranga resident and grandson Harley Couper. Bob was always the stern pipe
Russell Johnston Mountier (1920-1941).
The first head boy of Katikati District High School, Russell Johnston Mountier went missing whilst on a bombing mission over
Patu Andy Williams (1918-1941).
Patu Andy Williams was a Company Bootmaker which earned him extra pay during World War II. He was killed whilst
Blyth Kempton-Werohia (1921-1942).
Blyth Kempton-Werohia died during World War II, just one week before he was due to be married. On 14th August
Stuart Daniel Wells (1922-1942).
Stuart Daniel Wells passed his University Entrance exam at Tauranga District High School. He served during World War II but
James Alexander Waugh (1920-1942).
James Alexander Waugh attended Tauranga District High School. He saw action during World War II but was reported missing on
New Zealand Tunnelling Company Memorial (Waihi).
On Friday 22 January 2016 a large crowd gathered at Gilmour Lake Reserve, Waihi, to take part in the dedication
  6th (Hauraki) Battalion Group Newsletter - Kia Kaha Photograph of Major Russell Skeet taken during the 1980s and digitised
James William Pratt collection 17 15-099.
Peter Pratt, writes "This is an unfinished story written in pencil in a cashbook by my eldest brother, Flight Lieutenant
Katikati born Thomas Murray Boyd served with the First Australian Imperial Force (1AIF) during World War I. He saw action
A Marquette Angel (exhibition).
A Marquette Angel is the latest From Tauranga to the Trenches exhibition, a mobile exhibition series commemorating the centenary of
Cover to The Road From Grimsby by Peter Pratt.
A single chapter from Peter Pratt's memoirs "The Road From Grimsby" (ISBN 978-0-9941107-8-7).
Tauranga WWI Memorial Stone (2015).
In October 2015 the WW100 Tauranga Committee contributed a Memorial Stone to the New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company Memorial Wall
Hauraki Patriots Passchendaele Memorial Service (2015).
On Saturday 10 October 2015, a Hauraki Patriots Passchendaele Memorial Service was held at the Cenotaph at Mount Maunganui. Photos:

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Remembering War is a site for memories of wartime. Wartime memories might be your personal memories or of someone in your family tree. They may come from personal contacts as well. Wartime memories can include stories from combat zones but not only these. There are also many stories worth telling that come from the families and descendents of war veterans.

 For example

  • How was life at home with loved ones overseas?
  • Experiences of going overseas to visit war sites and graves of family members.
  • The letters from the front sent home.
  • The experiences of conscientious objectors or protestors.
  • The experiences of those at home considered Essential Services.

Memories can come from as far back as the Boer War or local land wars in New Zealand. They can also include the World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, the Malaysian Emergency, the Falklands War, and the more recent wars in the Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan.  

 It doesn’t matter where the stories, photos, videos or audio come from. If you have a connection to Tauranga, then they are Tauranga Memories.

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