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Genealogy Record
Charles Philip Turner suffered a mustard gas attack whilst serving in France during World War I. He was my husband's second great uncle - Debbie McCauley.
2012
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Traders in flax were active in the Bay of Plenty during the 1830s. Some were transient; others married local women and settled permanently.
2011
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In which Hazel receives a letter from the Air Department describing the circumstances of John's disappearance and concluding that he lost his life at sea.
2013
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In which the Minister of Defence responds to Hazel's query about reports of a Pilot Officer J.G. McCauley being released from a Prisoner of War Camp in Poland, promising to
2013
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In which Joan writes Hazel about her remarriage to Bob Wallis from Auckland who is in the Merchant Navy, the sporadic shelling in London and working at the New Zealand
2013
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In which Joan writes Hazel about the recovery of another body near Cherbourg, France, as reported by the International Red Cross, about John's cracked rib from rugby playing, his friends
2013
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This brief history of the Katikati Archive was written by Katikati Historian Ellen McCormack on 29 January 2009.
2013
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In which Joan writes Hazel inquiring after her new baby girl, and telling about the Doodlebug's that are hitting London, a friend missing-in-action, property in Katikati, the amount of unmarried
2013
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In which Joan writes Hazel about the four bodies that have now been recovered, encloses a snap of John, and says that 'there isn't a hope in the world left
2013
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In which Joan writes Hazel about the bodies of two men recovered from the plane John was flying in and says that 'the position is as black as it could
2013
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In which Joan writes Hazel three months after John's disappearance about unofficial reports of tank trouble with converted transport planes of the type that John was aboard.
2013
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In which Joan writes Hazel about John who hasn't been heard of since his plane departed for Gibraltar on 19 December 1942. She writes about her search for information about
2013
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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
Genealogy Record
A memorial window in the private chapel of Bishop Selwyn’s Lichfield Cathedral in England is dedicated to to the compassionate actions of Ngāi Te Rangi leader Hēnare Wiremu Taratoa during
2012
Genealogy Record
Tauranga bushfaller Moa Wahia was from Matakana Island. He served with the 1st Maori Contingent during World War I, seeing action at Gallipoli. Moa died at sea from a fever
2014
Event
This photograph of the Lomas family picnic is believed to have been taken c1930.
2013, 1925, 1935
Genealogy Record
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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An article written in 2016 by Katikati Historian Ellen McCormack about her relationship with the historic Athenree Homestead. The history ranges from the 1880s to 2010.
2016
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On Friday, 9 August 2013, I was privileged to have the opportunity to take Katikati Historian Ellen McCormack on a drive around the Katikati area to visit significant historical sites
2013
Genealogy Record
Katikati settler William John Stewart brought a consignment of blackbirds, thrushes and starlings to New Zealand on board the Lady Jocelyn in 1878. He was also the father of the
2014