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Mary Sophia Ethel Stewart, known as 'Ethel', was the grandaughter of Katikati founder George Vesey Stewart. Her parents were Mervyn Archdale and Phoebe Stewart (nee Gledstanes). Story by Debbie McCauley.
2013
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Alice Amelia Ellen Hagerty (Alice Stein) was the second wife of Katikati founder George Vesey Stewart. They were to have two children together.
2013
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The name Gledstanes has been associated with Katikati since early 1879 when Mary Gledstanes, the widowed sister of George Vesey Stewart, arrived with an adult family of sons and daughters.
2011, 1891, 1901
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Fletcher's Mill by Peter Henson is a 2012 Memoir and Local History Competition entry.
2013
Genealogy Record
In October 2013 the 6th Battalion (Hauraki) Regimental Association Committee was successful in obtaining the medal of Major A. J. Mirrielees during a Wellington auction at a cost of $850.
2014
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Edward Watts Garmonsway was a member of the 2nd Waikato Militia during the New Zealand Wars. He was my third great uncle - Debbie McCauley.
2015
Event
Voyage November to December 1956
2018
Topic
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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Suffrage 125: Remembering the Struggle is a speech given by Debbie McCauley from the Suffrage 125 Tauranga committee on Wednesday 28 November 2018, at the launch of the book 'Western
2018
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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
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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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
Topic
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
Genealogy Record
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
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