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Supported by her father Ian McClain, Miriama told us about her third great uncle, Eric, who died on 13 September
John Gregors Petersen (1895-1915).
Paul Ronayne came into Tauranga City Library during the 'Threads of Memory' project and talked about his relative, John Gregors
As part of Tauranga City Libraries 'Threads of Memory' project Stephanie Smith talked about her grandfather, Stanley Edward Oppenheim, who
As part of Tauranga City Libraries 'Threads of Memory' project John Barnard came in to talk about six of this
Kathleen Gillanders came into Tauranga City Library during the 'Threads of Memory' project and talked about her father, William, who
Elizabeth Rust came into the Tauranga City Library during the 'Threads of Memory' project to tell us about her Irish
Phil Sinclair came in to Tauranga City Library during the 'Threads of Memory' project to tell us about this three
As part of Tauranga City Library's 'Threads of Memory' project Shirley Arabin came in to tell us about her aunt,
Eleanor Burkin came into Tauranga City Library to tell us about her mother's cousin, Carl Jorgensen (Service Number: 3/848) during
As part of the 'Threads of Memory' project Sandra Culham, along with her husband and daughter came in to talk
In 2015 Des Price came in to the Tauranga City Libraries to remember his great uncles who served during World
In 2015 Paul O'Neil came in to the Tauranga City Libraries to remember his grandfather Alfred James Cowley, as part
In 2015 Cheryl Hobson came in to the Tauranga City Libraries to remember her great uncles, the O'Gorman brothers, as
In 2015 Tauranga doctor Robin Scoular came in to the Tauranga City Libraries to remember his father, Stuart Scoular, as
In 2015 Barbara Turner came in to the Tauranga City Libraries to remember her father, Peter Wallace, as part of
In 2015 Tauranga author Susan Brocker came in to the Tauranga City Libraries to remember her grandfather Thomas McGee, as
A J Swindells and son.
Yola Swindells came in to the library to tell us about her father who was a Territorial and served from
In 2015 Margaret Shields came in to the Tauranga City Libraries to remember her grandfather, John Watson, as part of
Jack McLaren Lett (1877-1917).
In 2015 John Foster came in to the Tauranga City Libraries to remember his great grandfather John McLaren Lett, as
Julie Richards in 2015  .
In 2015 Julie Richards came in to the Tauranga City Libraries to remember her great grandfather Reginald Secker, as part
ANZAC Day 2015: Mount Maunganui Library.
As part of the 100th commemoration of the Gallipoli landings on 25 April 1915, Tauranga City Libraries created ANZAC displays.
Russell Freeland Walford (1914-1943).
Katikati born Russell Freeland Walford saw action during World War II in both Egypt and Italy. He was killed in
George Collingwood WWI.
Corporal George William Collingwood who fought in the Great War as part of the N.Z.R.B. 2nd Battalion was remembered in
Mauao Stone Jetty by Lee Switzer (2).
Construction of the stone jetty, the first wharf at Mount Maunganui, began on 7 December 1888. All Tauranga's leading citizens
Ranui Shipwreck (1950) by Lee Switzer.
Sixty-five years after the Ranui Disaster in 1950, Lee Switzer took the following photographs of the site. The photographs were
Hugh and Mary Scott.
Lance Corporal Hugh Scott (S/12155) of the Cameron Highlanders (5th Bn) was killed in action at the Battle of Loos
Tauranga World War One nurse Jeanne Spiers Sinclair was on board the 'Marquette' when it was torpedoed by a German
The Military Record of Andrew Dougall Blair is at the United Kingdom National Archives. Reference ADM 240/38/782, it is subject
Tauranga Wreath Laying Ceremony to Mark the Start of World War One (4 August 2014). Photographer: Debbie McCauley .
Roy Leslie Garmonsway served during World War I (1914-1918). He was discharged from war service in 1919 suffering from deafness
Tauranga Wreath Laying Ceremony to Mark the Start of World War One (4 August 2014). Photographer: Debbie McCauley .
Charles Vincent Garmonsway served in France during World War I (1914-1918). He was my second great uncle - Debbie McCauley.
Tauranga Wreath Laying Ceremony to Mark the Start of World War One (4 August 2014). Photographer: Debbie McCauley .
Frederick Kahui Crawford was wounded and gassed in France during World War I (1914-1918). He was my second great uncle
Henry Thomas Chipper (1893-1915) Chipper Henry Thomas Photo-01.
Henry Thomas Chipper was killed in action at Gallipoli on 7 August 1915. He was my second great uncle's brother
Henry Luke Walker (1912-1975).
Henry Luke Walker was a Lance Corporal and Driver with the 2nd Division New Zealand Army Service Corps during World
Arthur Rupert Chipper (1886-1956).
Arthur Rupert Chipper served during both World War I (1914-1918) and World War II (1939-1945). He married Alicia Mary Kelly
Trooper George Buchanan Young (1877-1955).
Scottish born (Uddingston 14/9/1877) George Buchanan Young (43142) (1877-1955) enlisted at the age of 39 in December 1916. He was

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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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