Welcome to Tauranga City Libraries' online digital ‘knowledge basket’, capturing the spirit  of Tauranga and its communities. Our vision is to capture the memories of local people through their personal stories, photographs, video and audio footage. These memories can be from this region or from other places in the world as well. Jump into a basket below, or check out content from our local community (to the right).

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Battle of Te Ranga Re-enactment (21 June 2014) by Tania Lewis-Rickard (21).

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Gallipoli: From Bloodshed to National Identity by Aimee Tomlinson is her entry in the Tauranga and Districts WW100 Essay Competition
There was no competition run during 2014 and 2015 for want of sponsors.   If your business is interested in
Diary - HC - Abby Lane - 30 April & 1 May 2015.
Abby Lane's entry in the Tauranga and Districts WW100 Diary Competition (2015). Abby is from Tauranga Intermediate School. She has
Diary - HC - Emma Campbell - Day Six & Seven.
Emma Campbell's entry in the Tauranga and Districts WW100 Diary Competition (2015). Emma is from Papamoa College.
Lest We Forget by Claire Choo is her entry in the Tauranga and Districts WW100 Essay Competition (2015). Claire is
Gallipoli and the Development of a National Psyche by Kirsty Burrows is her entry in the Tauranga and Districts WW100
Diary - HC - Bailey Hocking - 1 May 1915.
Bailey Hocking's entry in the Tauranga and Districts WW100 Diary Competition (2015). Bailey is from Bethlehem College.
Diary - Third - Phoebe Nicholson - 20 April 1915.
Phoebe Nicholson's entry in the Tauranga and Districts WW100 Diary Competition (2015). Phoebe is from Tauranga Girls' College.
Catherine Van Pelt's entry in the Tauranga and Districts WW100 Diary Competition (2015). Catherine is from Tauranga Girls' College. She
Diary - Second - Breana Allum - 22 October 1915.
Breana Allum's entry in the Tauranga and Districts WW100 Diary Competition (2015). Breana is from Tauranga Girls' College. She wrote
Tauranga and Districts WW100 Postcard Competition: Susannah Bunce.
Susannah Bunce's entry in the Tauranga and Districts WW100 Postcard Competition (2015). Susannah is from Selwyn Ridge Primary School.
Tauranga and Districts WW100 Postcard Competition: Charlie Pay.
Charlie Pay's entry in the Tauranga and Districts WW100 Postcard Competition (2015). Charlie is from Selwyn Ridge Primary School.
Tauranga and Districts WW100 Postcard Competition: Oscar Kelly.
Oscar Kelly's entry in the Tauranga and Districts WW100 Postcard Competition (2015). Oscar is from Mount Maunganui Primary School.
Tauranga and Districts WW100 Postcard Competition: Ainsley Osborne.
Ainsley Osborne's entry in the Tauranga and Districts WW100 Postcard Competition (2015). Ainsley is from Omanu Primary School.
Tauranga and Districts WW100 Postcard Competition: Reuben Parekowhai-Gudex.
Reuben Parekowhai-Gudex's entry in the Tauranga and Districts WW100 Postcard Competition (2015). Reuben is from Tauranga Primary School.
Tauranga and Districts WW100 Postcard Competition: Aston Hamilton.
Aston Hamilton's entry in the Tauranga and Districts WW100 Postcard Competition (2015). Aston is from Pillan's Point School.
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In 2015 the WW100 Tauranga Committee ran three competitions for local schools. Over seventy people attended the prize-giving which was
Transcript of a letter written by William Duncan Gillanders while at the Featherston Military Training Camp. In it he describes
The diaries of Robert Long.
Robert "Bob" Long was born on October 21 1894, in Tallaght near Dublin, Ireland. (In the diaries he refers to
Harley shares the account during the 2015 Threads of Memory project.
The account of Lieut. A.D. Blair and Sub Lieut. W.E.L. Sander's engagement with three German U-boats in September of 1916.
Alison Carey.
A speech given by Alison Carey, Immediate Past President of Somervale Unit Residents’ Association, at the Somervale 30th Birthday celebrations
Early Pirongia by Charles Thomas Garmonsway (1871-1967).
In 1964, at the age of 93, Charles wrote a letter to his cousin in which he remembers early days
Daddy has gone to War is a poem written by Tauranga Girls' College Year 10 students Grace Westenbury, Daisy Sedwick,
Tauranga Girls' College Year 13 student Annie Connor wrote the following poem:
On 22 April 2015, Tauranga Girls' College held a Gallipoli Centenary Remembrance Service. The following order of service took place
At the 2015 ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Tauranga RSA Cenotaph in Greerton, Rev. John Hebenton gave the following
On 29 April 2015 a service was held at the St. George's Anglican Church in Gate Pa to remember 151
On Monday 6 June 1944, French teen Renee Jeanne Olinger was holidaying in Thury-Harcourt near Caen when the Allies invaded.
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During Tauranga City Libraries 2015 'Threads of Memory' project, Fiona Kean talked about several different relatives who served during World
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
Stephanie Smith shares at 2015 Threads of Memory.
As part of Tauranga City Libraries 'Threads of Memory' project Stephanie Smith talked about her grandfather, Stanley Edward Oppenheim, who
Helena Marian Barnard: Ginger Nuts (Eltham).
As part of Tauranga City Libraries 'Threads of Memory' project Edwin John Barnard came in to talk about six of
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Kathleen Gillanders came into Tauranga City Library during the 'Threads of Memory' project and talked about her father, William, who

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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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