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Edith Julia Stewart (1898-1900): Headstone at Katikati Cemetery.

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Alexander James Mirrielees (1878-1972).
In 2014 the 6th Battalion (Hauraki) Regimental Association Committee was successful in obtaining the medal of Major A. J. Mirrielees
This poem by former Tauranga City Archivist, William Edward Morris (1913-1999), appeared in his book of poetry entitled 'Treadmill of
International Literacy Day 2014.
Librarian Jocelyn Mist writes about International Literacy Day (2014) - the day that the Mayor's chair went to Red Square
Ranui wreckage 02-154.
Ranui was a kauri passenger launch of 45ft. It capsized returning to Tauranga with a party of campers and fishermen
Relics of Gate Pa, Pukehinahina (2014) by Fiona Kean.
In 2014 a special Historical Review magazine issue focused on the Battle of Gate Pa (29 April 2014).
In this article local historian Christine Clements examines Tauranga's link to Richard III of England, the last Plantagenet King.
Mauao Area Wildlife Trust Open Day (2014) .
On the third anniversary of the Rena Disaster (Sunday, 5 October 2014) the Mauao Area Wildlife Trust will hold an
The Morpeth Waiheathens (WWI) 14-0337.
This description of Allan Morpeth (18899) was in the introduction of Allan Philip Morpeth's book,The “Waiheathens” at Gallipoli.
Moore Morpeth (1895-1915).
This description of Allan Morpeth (18899) was in the introduction of Allan Philip Morpeth's book,The “Waiheathens” at Gallipoli
Robert (Nick) Morpeth (1892-1959) WWI.
This description of Allan Morpeth (18899) was in the introduction of Allan Philip Morpeth's book,The “Waiheathens” at Gallipoli.
George Morpeth.
This description of Allan Morpeth (18899) was in the introduction of Allan Philip Morpeth's book,The “Waiheathens” at Gallipoli.
This description of Allan Morpeth (18899) was in the introduction of Allan Philip Morpeth's book,The “Waiheathens” at Gallipoli.
Thursday 6th April 2006. Conference Report from Jenny Argante for Tauranga Writers
Eugene Van Der Merwe Exhibition (2014) by Debbie McCauley.
2014 saw Tauranga City Libraries celebrate Matariki with an extensive line-up of activities to engage the community.
From Tauranga to the Trenches (2014) by Fiona Kean.
From Tauranga to the Trenches by Fiona Kean delves into the stories of Tauranga people who served during World War
The Morpeth Waiheathens (WWI) 14-0335.
Tad Morpeth served in both World Wars. During the First World War he kept diaries which were later transcribed by
Wilhelmina Miller was my third great aunt - Debbie McCauley.
Tauranga Wreath Laying Ceremony to Mark the Start of World War One (4 August 2014). Photographer: Debbie McCauley .
At 11am on 4 August 2014 the Tauranga WW100 Committee held a service at Tauranga's Centennial Gates to mark 100
He Peruperu a Pukehinahina (Practice at Gate Pa). Photographer Lee Switzer (9).
In preparation for the 150th commemoration of the Battle of Gate Pā (29 April 2014), a haka practice took place
Battle of Gate Pa Commemoration Military Memorial Service at Otamataha Mission Cemetery (29 April 2014). Photographer Lee Switzer  (9).
These photographs of the Battle of Gate Pa 150th Commemoration: Military Memorial Service at Otamataha/Mission Cemetery were captured by Lee
Battle of Gate Pa Commemoration Powhiri for Governor-General Sir Jerry Mataparae (29 April 2014). Photographer Lee Switzer  (8).
These photographs of the Battle of Gate Pa 150th Commemoration: Powhiri for Governor-General Sir Jerry Mataparae were captured by Lee
Katherine Steed's Godwit Series .
Tauranga artist Katherine Steeds' Godwit Series is an on-going heartfelt exploration where she uses her meticulous paintings and drawings to
Lance Corporal A Hughes (WWI)   14-0268.
Lance Corporal Andrew Patrick Hughes signed up with the Wellington West Coast Mounted Rifles in his thirties but already had
On Saturday 2 August 2014, the Bay of Plenty Children's Literature Association Incorporated, otherwise known as 'Bookrapt' held their annual
Battle of Te Ranga Wreath Laying (21 June 2014) by Tania Lewis-Rickard (7).
These photographs of the Battle of Te Ranga Wreath Laying Ceremony were captured by Tania Lewis-Rickard at the 150th commemoration
Battle of Te Ranga Re-enactment (21 June 2014) by Tania Lewis-Rickard (29).
These photographs of the Battle of Te Ranga Re-enactment were captured by Tania Lewis-Rickard at the 150th commemoration of the
Battle of Gate Pa Commemoration: Powhiri for Kingitanga and Nga Iwi o Te Motu (29 April 2014). Photographer: Lee Switzer .
These photographs of the Battle of Gate Pa 150th Commemoration: Powhiri for Kingitanga and Nga Iwi o Te Motu were
Robert Sherer Baikie (1895-1918).
Tauranga man and soldier Robert Sherer Baikie was killed in action in France on 28 March 1918 during the German
1917. April. Letter of condolences to mother of Charles Hughes (died in Egypt of wounds)
Children of WWI Veterans - July 2014 - Allan Morpeth.
Children born to Great War veterans were invited to be part of a gathering at the Mount Maunganui R.S.A in
Colin McNaughton was a councillor in Tauranga.
Battle of Te Ranga Commemoration (21 June 2014) by Tania Lewis-Rickard .
150 years since the Battle of Te Ranga in 1864 were commemorated in Tauranga on 21 June 2014 with over
Trooper John O'Brien.
This close up photograph was staged as part of a public relations excercise showing the Australian Light Horse and New
Lionel Roberts Wilkinson (1887-1976) was mayor of Tauranga from 16 May 1935 to 22 November 1950. He had served during
Te Ranga Pou Blessing (21 June 2014) by Tania Lewis-Rickard .
At 7am on 21 June 2014 two new pou were blessed at the Te Ranga battle site to commemorate 150

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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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