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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
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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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Former headmaster, H J Cooper, organised the creation of a Roll of Honour to commemorate the Katikati School Reunion in 1948.
2012
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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
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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
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Alfred Nesbit Brown served as a Church Missionary Society (CMS) missionary in New Zealand from 1829 to 1884. He spent much of his time at the Te Papa Mission Station
2012
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Known as 'Peggy', Margaret Galbraith was the sister of Tauranga Mayor Robert Sharpe Galbraith (1857-1890) who died in office on 21 February 1890. Margaret was a signatory to the 1893
2017
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Ninety-seven year old Alf Rendell has produced a stunning work in collaboration with his friend, respected Tauranga historian Fiona Kean. This very special book features aerial photographs of Tauranga and
2015
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Bricklayer Edward Hart was sentenced to seven years jail aboard a prison hulk for stealing food and drink to feed his wife and family in 1825. The Hart family later
2013
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Philip Tapsell was a mariner, whaler and early trader. He first landed in New Zealand in 1809, arriving in Maketu in 1830. His marriage in 1823 was the first registered
2015
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History of Mt Maunganui Primary School
2013
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Te Mangu Kuka was born on Matakana Island, Tauranga. He enlisted to serve during World War I on 31 October 1918 and was with the New Zealand Training Unit at
2014
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This page is an index to photographs contributed to the Tauranga Memories Kete by Lee Switzer.
2015
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Louis Gordon Kettle was the grandaughter of Gustavus Ferdinand Von Tempsky (1828-1868), Major in the Forest Rangers. Story by Debbie McCauley.
2016
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An article appearing in the 1998 "Souvenir Book" subtitled "Take a walk in living history". May contain minor OCR errors.
2014
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Tauranga bushman Albert Samuel Wasley was killed in action in Belgium on 4 October 1917 during the opening phases of the Battle of Passchendaele, but has no known grave. Story
2014
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Flora Alice Emily Smith (nee Davies) died in Tauranga at the age of 106 in 1991. Her husband, Alfred, had died in 1918 during the Influenza Pandemic along with many
2016
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Guy Clark Wilson and his wife Merrial farmed at Ohauiti in Tauranga. Three months after their son was born, Guy enlisted to serve during World War I. He was aged
2014
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Much respected Katikati historian, Ellen McCormack (nee Macmillan), spent almost half a century gathering the history of Katikati and it's pioneers. She received the Queen's Service Medal (QSM) for her
2012
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In 1900 Emily Surtees took the following photographs of the Dumbleton family of Katikati. Mary Phoebe Stewart was the sixth child of Katikati founder George Vesey Stewart and his wife
2012