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Debbie McCauley with her Children's Book Awards Finalists (2015).
On Tuesday 24 March 2015 three children’s books from Tauranga were announced as Finalists in the LIANZA Children's Book Awards.
Eric Lucas Goodacre was a First World War soldier in the Auckland Mounted Rifles.
On 5 March 1945 Alexander Alan Twaddle's plane was hit by friendly fire. The crew jumped out of the aircraft
Katikati No. 1 School: Tuapiro (1900).
Katikati school teacher John Rollo Comerford Parker was also known as 'Rollo'. His marriage in 1876 to fellow settler Annie
Shellal Mosaic.
A lithograph of the Shellal Mosaic discovered in a Waikato antique shop once belonged to Ernest John ROOK, Service No.
ANZAC 2010 002.
Photographer: Lee Switzer. The 2010 ANZAC Day service at Tauranga's Memorial Park.
William Fraser (1827-1901).
Tauranga's 'Fraser Street' is named after Colonel William Fraser who fought at the Battle of Te Ranga on 21 June
Leanne Brown takes the oath of office .
This page is an index to some of the articles that Lee has contributed to the Tauranga Memories kete.
Granite Soldier (Pyes Pa Cemetery) .
The Granite Soldier and Stone Plaque at Pyes Pa Cemetery in Tauranga are together known as the Veteran Memorial. The
Faulkner Park (Tauranga).
Faulkner Park in Robins Road, Tauranga, was named for former Mayor Eric Lees Faulkner. Photos: Debbie McCauley (February, 2015).
Herries Memorial Arch.
Sir William Herbert Herries was a parliamentarian and MP for Tauranga. He is commemorated via Herries Memorial Arch on The
Te Papa Peninsula Gardens.
There have been gardens on the Te Papa peninsula since people first arrived in Tauranga in the 1300s. An information
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How to Find a New Zealand WWI Soldier or Nurse was part of a teacher resource pack about World War
Edgar James Hammond from the Medical Corps died in Tauranga after being gassed during World War I. His headstone reads:
Huikakahu Kawe .
The newest Tauranga City Council councillor was sworn in on 4 March 2015. Kamatua Huikakahu Kawe gave the opening karakia
During World War I George Nicholas was a Corporal in New Zealand Maori Pioneer Battalion.
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Life at Home, Tauranga During the War was part of a teacher resource pack about World War I sent to
John Henry Garmonsway was in the 2nd Waikato Militia. He was my third great uncle - Debbie McCauley
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The Story of Gallipoli in Brief for year 5 to 8 students was part of a teacher resource pack about
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The Story of Gallipoli in Brief for year 9 to 13 students was part of a teacher resource pack about
Threads of Memory (2015).
Threads of Memory was a 100th commemoration project by Tauranga City Library to record people's memories of their World War
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Part of the 'From Tauranga to the Trenches: Teacher Resource Pack' produced in 2015, this timeline lists Key Events surrounding
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Tauranga and Districts WW100 Postcard Competition, Primary School Students
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Tauranga and Districts WW100 Diary Competition, Intermediate & Junior Secondary School Students
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Tauranga and Districts WW100 Essay Competition, Senior Secondary School Students.
Norman Griffin (1923-1945).
Former Tauranga District High School student Norman Griffin was reported killed on 19 January 1945.
Former Tauranga District High School student Peter Terence Cullen was wounded twice before being killed in action on 1 September
Alice Maryann Theobold (1904-1980).
Alice Macmillan farmed in Beach Road, Katikati, for fifty-two years. She was the mother of Katikati Historian Ellen McCormack.
Thomas Garmonsway was in the 2nd Waikato Militia. He was my second great grandfather - Debbie McCauley
John Donald Macmillan (1897-1977).
John Donald Macmillan served during World War I (1914-1918). He was the father of Katikati Historian Ellen McCormack.
Claudia Jarman has been described as 'one of Tauranga's most respected artists and art teachers'.
Bill Chapman 2015 with the Ushakov medal.
In February 2015 Bill Chapman shared some of his Second World War memories with Tauranga City Library Research Collections staff,
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In 2015 Tauranga WW100 committee members Fiona Kean and Debbie McCauley put together a resource pack on World War I
ANZAC DAY Mount Maunganui 2012.
The Anzac War Memorial Cenotaph at Mount Maunganui was dedicated on 25 April 1963. These photographs were taken by Lee

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Share your memories with Tauranga City Libraries

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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