Topic: World War I
The people, stories and memories of WWI (1914 - 1918), told by residents of Tauranga.
2014 marked 100 years since the beginning of the First World War.
What stories are in your family? If you have stories to tell and/or photographs/letters to share, get in contact with Tauranga Memories and be part of the upcoming centenary. To email Tauranga Memories click here.
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- Want a timeline for New Zealand in the Great War? Click here
- Common place names in England referred to by New Zealanders in their letters.
Tauranga WW100 provides a forum for networking amongst organisations that intend to mark the 100 years of World War One. Click here to learn more and see a growing index of stories or news generated by Tauranga WW100.
- The 1915 roll of 6th Haurakis present at the landing of the New Zealand Force at GALLIPOLI
- WWI Soldiers remembered by Tauranga residents
- Locals with Turkish and Central States backgrounds remember
- A list of Local Tauranga Soldiers remembered at the Memorial Gates
- A list of soldiers from Katikati who left for World War I
- New Zealanders serving in other forces (coming soon)
Photographs and Albums
- Album: Trooper Arthur Harrison (4th Waikato Mounted Rifles in Egypt and Palestine)
- Album: Lieutenant Andrew Dougall Blair (Royal Naval Reserve, counter submarine)
- Album: Lance Corporal Andrew Patrick Hughes (Wellington Mounted Rifles in Egypt and Palestine)
- Album & writings: Henry Glasspool (Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve)
- Free flow photographs: Robert Goulding (Engineer at Galipolli and Salonika)
- Prior to WWI (from the Hauraki Regiment)
- During the WWI period (from the Hauraki Regiment's Archives)
- Digital NZ Collection "Tauranga Remembers WWI"
Other items related to World War I (click the links below)
Locally written articles
- From Tauranga to horror of Gallipoli - by Emma Trail
- 1915, July 17: The Tahitian Tatler regarding Troop Ship leaving New Zealand bound for Gallipoli.
- Sari Bair, Gallipoli August 1915 - by Cadet Justin Hobson
- Born in the shadow of a Zeppelin: Early recollections of Ynys Fraser
- Bob Harkness (1913 - 2012) in recournting his life, remembers the Armistace .
- Longtime Tauranga resident Alys Wicksteed remembers that initially "to notify the Tauranga inhabitant’s of the end of the First World War in 1918, three fires were lit. One, on top of the Mount, ( Mount Maunganui), two, at ‘Maungawhare’ the central high spot of Otumoetai and three, on the highest point at Te Puna".