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These 'notes' were published in the 66th Official Newsletter of the 6th Battalion (Hauraki) Regimental Association two months after Jim's
Jim Seymour 1940.
Staff Sergeant James Fredrick Seymour died in November 2011. The following year (Feb 2012) the 66th Official Newsletter of the
1940 Convoy Note.
SSgt Jim Seymour wrote the following to Des Anderson, President of the Official Newsletter of the 6th Battalion (Hauraki) Regimental
A summary from the November 2011 Hauraki News (65th), the regiments association newsletter.
Hauraki Bazz Porter wrote up a summary of Graham John Hall's military career upon learning of his passing in 2011.
Korarau was the leading chief at Otamataha Pā in Tauranga. He was killed in 1828 along with around 500 of
Nolan Henry Tanner (1920-1944).
Former Tauranga District High School student Nolan Henry Tanner was killed in 1944 during the Italian Campaign.
Former Tauranga District High School student Robert James Sutherland was killed in action in Italy during the fight for Cassino
Robert Douglas Smith (1915-1941).
Former Tauranga Distict High School student Robert Douglas Smith was killed in action on the island of Crete in 1941.
A Kiss from Belgium (c1917) - front.
This World War I (1914-1918) silk embroidered postcard was made in France. It is from the private collection of Penelope
Kenneth Weston Papps (1912-1942).
Bay of Plenty Times linotype operator Kenneth Weston Papps was taken Prisoner of War but died when the ship he
Tauranga man Gerard Edwin Chater Mayfield died from his wounds in 1944.
Graeme Wright Washer (1921-1944).
Former Tauranga District High School head prefect Graeme Wright Washer died in 1944 after his tank was hit with an
Greetings From the Front (1916).
This World War I (1914-1918) silk embroidered postcard is from the private collection of Penelope McLeod. At this stage it
Tauranga man Oscar Henry Oden was on an operation over Zuider Zee in 1944 when he was hit by flak
Mary Phoebe Dumbleton (nee Stewart) and children reading books, 1900.
If you want great book recommendations, it pays to ask the people who know books best! Tauranga City Librarians recall
William Henry McMaster (1921-1943).
Tauranga man William Henry McMaster was killed when his and another 'friendly' plane collided on a runway in 1943.
Tauranga linesman Cyril Arthur Carter was killed in an explosion, the cause of which was never determined.
Former Tauranga District High School student Samuel John Luke drowned in the Suez Canal.
Thomas Bayly Tanner (1919-1943).
Tauranga man Thomas Bayly Tanner was completing his navigator training when his Wellington bomber crashed shortly after takeoff in 1943.
Tauranga man Charles Burrell Smith died from a gunshot wound received during fighting in the Western Desert in 1942.
Tauranga man Richard Leslie Sharplin was killed in action in the Western Desert in 1941.
Alf Rendell Aerials 12-564.
A small island located off Mount Maunganui's main beach, Moturiki Island has been the site of Moturiki Pa, Moturiki Quarry,
Tauranga man Ernest Rudolf Lovell was using the pseudonym 'James West' when he died of wounds he received at Gallipoli
Former Tauranga District High School student Thomas Blundell Rimmer was reported missing when his bomber crashed during an air raid.
Hearty Christmas Greetings from New Zealand (1915): Front.
This World War I New Zealand postcard is from the private collection of Penelope McLeod.
Cpl D Grant children farewell letter.
An obituary appearing in the 65th Hauraki News (November 2011).
6 Hau Troops - Opn Christchurch Quake.
A summary of the 6 Hauraki involvement in the Christchurch earthquake. This article by Sgt Purcell appeared in the 63rd
This article was transcribed from the original handwritten version for the 63rd Hauraki News.
Hauraki Regiment  13-383.
Obituary appearing in the 62nd Hauraki News (February 2011) by Col Alister McCaw.
Sgt D Marama's experience of the Antartic.
This article appeared in the 61st Hauraki News (November 2011)
Drilling in prep for burying DC3 on Kaimai Ranges.
This article by an unidentified SAS personnel was written in March 2005 and appeared in the 60th Hauraki News (August
During a meeting of the Patriots Defence Force Motorcycle Club in 2009, Patron Allen Coster shared the following three letters
Summary of service to date (2009 11) appearing in the Hauraki News (number 57). The summary was followed by BOPT
The wife of Reverend John Alexander Wilson, Anne Catherine was the first person buried in Tauranga's Mission Cemetery (Otamataha Pā).

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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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