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Tauranga butcher Frank Pentelow was a veteran of the South African conflict (Boer War 1899-1902). He signed up to serve during World War I and was reported missing in action
2014
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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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Lieutenant Colonel Philip Harington arrived in Tauranga in 1864 as officer in charge of the 1st Waikato Militia. He later transferred to the Armed Constabulary with the rank of Inspector.
2016
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Harry Edwin Taylor abandoned his wife in New Zealand and made his way to Australia where he joined the Australian Imperial Force during World War I. He served under the
2014
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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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John Ellison worked as a bushman for Gamman's Mill at Omanawa Falls in Tauranga. Serving in World War I, he was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme
2014
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Tauranga farmer William Joseph Cunningham was part of the New Zealand No 1 Field Ambulance during World War I. He was killed in action on 12 October 1917 during the
2014
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Tauranga General Merchant and ship owner Ebenezer Goddard Norris had in store in Wharf Street. Story by Debbie McCauley.
2014
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Located in Harington Street, the Theatre Royal was the first theatre in Tauranga to show ‘living pictures’.
2011
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After recovering from a gunshot wound sustained whilst fighting at Gallipoli, Tauranga carpenter Samuel Pemberton was killed in action at the Somme in Northern France on 17 September 1916. Story
2014
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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 Western
2014
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Mining agent and South African War (Boer War) veteran Ronald Tracey Matheson was killed in action during World War I in South West Africa on 27 April 1915. He was
2014
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Ivy and husband Sidney moved onto a Katikati farm in the 1930s. Sid was a fine singer and good at working with his hands and in the 1960s handcrafted a
2014
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Cherry Chamberlain wrote this account of her life at Katikati in 2003 with the assistance of Ken Smith and the Tauranga Historical Society. Her article was printed in the Bay
2014
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Doctor Joe was a much loved Katikati identity for over 40 years. His early years were scarred by his experiences in the concentration camps of NAZI Germany after the German
2013
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The first Fair in Katikati was held in 1885 on Easter Monday. This article appeared in the Bay of Plenty Times on 9 April 1885 (p 2).
2013
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Katikati events in 1879. Compiled by Katikati Historian Ellen McCormack (2013).
2013
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In 1915 Tauranga Harbour Board labourer Ernest Frederick Gordon Crisp was wounded in action whilst fighting at Gallipoli. His recovery took almost a year, and then he was sent to
2014
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Private Thomas Patrick Cullen received a gunshot wound to his abdomen whilst fighting in World War I. He died of his wounds at the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station in
2014
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George Henry Webbe Tobin was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme in Northern France on 15 September 1916, aged 31. He was buried in the Caterpillar Valley
2014