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The SS Captain Hobson left Glasgow in June 1953, arriving in New Zealand on 7 August 1953. This is the story of the voyage as recalled by my mother-in-law, Barbara
2012
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There are many different reasons why people kill and Tauranga is in no way immune, having had it's fair share of murder victims from historical times to the present. This
2013
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The New Zealand Room at the Tauranga Library houses the 'Joyce West Collection'. These books were donated to the library after Joyce West's death in Tauranga in 1985. The library
2011
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Tauranga was gazetted as a city on 17 April 1963, but lost this status in 1989. Tauranga became a city for the second time on 1 March 2004.
2015
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In September 1987 Tauranga saw protests about the demolition of its Town Hall. The protests included an occupation by tangata whenua from 14 September 1987 until they were evicted on
2016
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Noel Pope spent 27 years on Tauranga City Council and was mayor for 12 of those years. He was elected four times; twice between 1983 and 1989 and twice again
2019
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Tauranga man Norman Mitchell was killed when his aircraft crashed on takeoff in 1942.
2015
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Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Jackson Parkin Booth (1830-1864) was a key figure in the Battle of Gate Pā (Pukehinahina) on 29 April 1864. Leading the attack, he received gunshot wounds to the
2012
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Hone (John) McLeod Taipari was present at the Battles of Gate Pa and Te Ranga in 1864. He was the nephew of Maungatapu Pa chief and Treaty of Waitangi signatory
2014
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Esther Wallis was adopted by the infamous Minnie Dean in 1890 and ended up giving evidence at her trial for infanticide in 1895. Esther was my second cousin thrice removed
2013
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TAURANGA HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC People, Preservation, Promotion
2012
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This page is intended to list the British and Maori who took part in the Battle of Gate Pā on 29 April 1864 on the side of the British. It
2013
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When long time Bay of Plenty resident Bernard Sladden died in 1961, his collection of rare books became the property of the Tauranga Historical Society. Because of the value of
2015
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Mauao is the Mountain. 'Ko Mauao te Maunga: Legend of Mauao' by Debbie McCauley and illustrated by Debbie Tipuna, is a bilingual children's picture book in English and Te Reo
2014
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This bilingual children's picture book tells a story from the Battle of Gate Pā at Pukehinahina (29 April 1864) which was a pivotal point in the history of Tauranga Moana.
2013
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Mōtītī Blue and the Oil Spill by Debbie McCauley is a bilingual children's picture book on the Rena Disaster which was released on 5 October 2014. In 2015 Mōtītī Blue
2014
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Since the death of Joyce West in 1985, Bay of Plenty Children's Literature Association Bookrapt, has been without a patron. At the 2013 Bookrapt Seminar, Tauranga author Phyllis Johnston was
2013
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Tauranga Memories contains historical and contemporary information, articles, images, audio, video, documents and web links about Tauranga, New Zealand.
2011
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Many people have seen the Gate Pā flag as since 1996, along with the Union Jack, it has graced the memorial to the European and Māori who died in the
2013
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The Potiriwhi Code of Conduct was drawn up by the chiefs at Potiriwhi Pā (Port of Relief), Wairoa, Tauranga, on 28 March 1864, and sent to Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Harpur Greer.
2012