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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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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.
2013
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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
Person
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
2014
Topic
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
2013
Event
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
2014
Place
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
2013
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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
2015
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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
2013
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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
2013
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Does this article look wrong? Click here for an archived version. Herbert (Bertie) Henry Glasspool (R.N.V.R) was born 31 May 1890. Early in the First World War he signed up
2014
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The grandson of Rev. Canon Jordan, Sydney Carl Jordan was reported 'missing believed dead' during the Battle of Passchendaele at Ypres in Belgium on 12 October 1917. On 13 July
2014
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Tauranga clerk Edgar Francis Sheppard was killed in action during the Second Battle of Krithia at Gallipoli on 8 May 1915. Story by Debbie McCauley.
2014
Topic
On 23 September 2015 Debbie McCauley presented her submission to the RENA Resource Consent Hearing Commissioners and members of the public at the ASB Arena in Truman Lane, Mount Maunganui.
2015
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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