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Harry Dickson Rikihana [aka Rongoihaere Rikihana] worked as a labourer for Gamman's Mill at Omanawa Falls in Tauranga. While serving in Étaples in northern France during World War I he
2014
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28-year-old Welcome Bay farmer Samuel James Keam was killed in action in Belgium on 7 June 1917, the first day of the Battle of Messines which was fought on the
2014
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30-year-old Tauranga Salvation Army Officer Reginald Alfred Watkins died of his wounds in France on 23 July 1916 whilst serving during World War I. The last message from Reginald to
2014
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Debbie McCauley is an award-winning author and indie publisher. Her work has won the Best Non-Fiction category in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, been chosen
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As part of the Suffrage 125 Commemorations in 2018, Tauranga award-winning author Debbie McCauley researched and wrote a children's narrative non-fiction book on her fourth great aunt, suffragist Eliza Wallis
2018
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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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Suffragist Eliza Wallis (nee Hart) was a first-wave feminist who actively sought the Vote for Women. She was a founding member of the National Council of Women formed in 1896.
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Colin Edward Macmillan served in both World War I and World War II. He was killed in action on 16 February 1942 when Japanese surface craft gunfire sunk Harbour Defence
2013
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There once lived at Te Kaha, in the eastern Bay of Plenty, a group of people whose chief was called Apanui Ringamutu (in Evelyn Stokes original translation it is "Apanuimutu").
2012
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Several names of those killed during World War I are missing from Tauranga's war memorials. This page is an attempt to list those Tauranga people who served during World War
2014
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With his parents too poor to care them, Henry Phillips and his two brothers were sent to the Caversham Industrial School. Henry would later become a photographer, owning the Alma
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The devastating Influenza Pandemic (Spanish 'flu) of 1918 that swept the world struck New Zealand between October and December 1918 following World War I. Tauranga was certainly affected, but got
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
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Ranui was a kauri passenger launch of 45ft. It capsized returning to Tauranga with a party of campers and fishermen from Mayor Island and was wrecked in tempestuous seas at
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Ōtūmoetai Pā was the most significantly populated site in the Western Bay of Plenty between 1600 and 1865. It was considered the 'main stronghold' of Tauranga Māori with early estimates
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Frenchman Louis Bidois was an early Tauranga trader, arriving in the area in 1844. His adopted son, Pierre, would marry the son of Te Puna French trader Emile Joseph Borel
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Wilhelmina Miller was aged 7 she arrived in New Zealand aboard the Orari in 1876. She married James Anderson Miller in 1885 and they had 14 children together. Wilhelmina was
2014
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Ensign William Clark was serving with the 43rd (Monmouthshire) Light Infantry ('Wolfe’s Own') during the Battle of Gate Pa at Pukehinahina on 29 April 1864. During the action, he was
2014
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Ellen Hart was aged 4 when her family arrived in Wellington, New Zealand, on board the 'Tyne' on 9 August 1841. She was my third great grandmother - Debbie McCauley
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Women’s stories have often been relegated to the background in the roles of wives, mothers, daughters and housekeepers. This page is dedicated to the stories of the women in my
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