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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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This poem 'Katikati Cemetery' was written by Debbie McCauley after organising the restoration of her ancestor's headstone at Katikati Cemetery in 2010. John McCauley (Jnr) died 100 years ago on
2013
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This poem was written in 1999 after attending the funeral of our friends six-year-old daughter who had lost her battle against leukemia. She was buried in Pyes Pa Cemetery on
2013
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This poem was published in the 'Bay of Plenty Times' on 23 October 2010 (p. 22).
2013
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This poem was published in the 'Bay of Plenty Times' on 4 December 2010 (p. 18).
2013
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This poem was published in Bravado Magazine in October 2010 (Issue 20, p. 48).
2013
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This poem was written in reaction to the decision to close the library at the Tauranga Rudolf Steiner School in 2009. It was published in the Bay of Plenty Times
2013
Genealogy Record
During World War I, Kawenata Kemp served with the Maori Pioneer Battalion which was attached to the New Zealand Tunnelling Company. He became ill in France and was transferred to
2014
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Tauranga’s famous Aspen Tree (actually a Poplar Deltoides Virginiana, an American hardwood, commonly known as a Cottonwood) was located on the corner of Willow and McLean streets from c.1865 until
2011, 1860, 1870
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Photos taken on the day of the centenary
2018
Genealogy Record
Emma Nixon was the mother of six children, two who died as babies. She was a signatory to the Women’s Suffrage Petition presented to Parliament in 1893. Her only surviving
2018
Genealogy Record
Captain Donald Macmillan was an early Katikati settler. This biography was written in 2011 by his great granddaughter, Katikati Historian Ellen McCormack.
2011
Genealogy Record
Hugh Carlisle Birkett (known as Lisle) survived the Somme (1 July 1916 to 18 November 1916), only to die of cerebrospinal meningitis after measles in a Belgium hospital. He was
2012
Genealogy Record
Asher Asher arrived in New Zealand in 1842. He was involved with fire fighting in Auckland, moving to Tauranga in 1877 where he served as a Tauranga Borough Councillor and
2016
Genealogy Record
Emily was a pupil teacher at Colombo Road School in Christchurch when she became pregnant to a fellow student. Her illegitimate daughter, Esther, was later adopted by Minnie Dean who
2018
Genealogy Record
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
Genealogy Record
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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Former headmaster, H J Cooper, organised the creation of a Roll of Honour to commemorate the Katikati School Reunion in 1948.
2012
Place
All the soldiers and sailors who died at the battles of Gate Pā and Te Ranga were buried in the cemetery established by the missionaries in 1838. It is also
2016
Genealogy Record
For over sixty years Alice Heron Maxwell worked tirelessly to preserve The Elms and its contents, a place that has become a true treasure and historical icon of Tauranga. She
2014