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Evan Oswald McRoberts received a Royal Humane Society’s medal for gallantry for saving lives in the Tauranga Harbour in March 1905. Whilst serving during World War I he was killed
2014
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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 his
2014
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Scottish couple John and Agnes Cairncross (nee Thomson) arrived in New Zealand on 18 July 1904 and later made their way to Tauranga. On 28 February 1917 John was killed
2014
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Matakana Island farmer Thomas Wahia was killed in action at Gallipoli during the Battle of Chunuk Bair on 6 August 1915 whilst serving with the New Zealand Maori Contingent during
2014
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Many of the settler's who arrived in Katikati as part of George Vesey Stewart's 'Ulster Plantation' named the farms they lived on or the houses they lived in. This is
2015
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In 1905/06 Dave Gallaher captained 'The Originals', the first New Zealand national rugby union team to be known as the 'All Blacks'. Sergeant David Gallaher died on 4 October 1917
2013
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Bob Scott donated a chapter on the life of Albert George Squinobal to Tauranga City Libraries in 2015.
2015
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John Alexander McKinney and family arrived in New Zealand on the Lady Jocelyn in 1878 as part of George Vesey Stewart's 'Ulster Plantation'. They settled in Katikati on Block 8,
2015
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Katikati school teacher John Rollo Comerford Parker was also known as 'Rollo'. His marriage in 1876 to fellow settler Annie Wylie was the first reported wedding in the Katikati district.
2015
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Alice Macmillan farmed in Beach Road, Katikati, for fifty-two years. She was the mother of Katikati Historian Ellen McCormack.
2015
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In this story by Katikati historian Ellen McCormack, we learn that the 'landing' of the Katikati settlers in 1875 was not the one off event that some believe it was.
2015
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This history of the theatre in Katikati has been researched and written by resident Val Baker.
2014
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Mount Maunganui boiler erector Frederick Barnabas Beach enlisted to fight during World War I on 20 May 1918. He died of heart failure following influenza whilst in training at Trentham
2014
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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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The opening of the Katikati Maternity Hospital on Monday 1 June 1942 by Frederick Widdowson Doidge (M.P.) was the culmination of over forty years of continual effort and fundraising by
2014
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New Zealand Railways worker John James Salt enlisted to fight during World War I , even though he was underage at only 17 years old. John was killed in action
2014
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This photograph of Tutaetaka Island was taken by Emily Surtees in 1899. The island is located inside Tauranga harbour and is used by Māori from Katikati's Te Rereatukahia Marae as
2012
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This piece on the history of the Talisman Hotel in Katikati was written by Katikati historian Ellen McCormack in 2012.
2014
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What persuaded a party of Ulster Scots pioneers to leave their homes in the 1870s, and travel halfway round the world in search of a new life? Documentary maker John
2014
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Storekeeper Hugh McInnes Hardy was a victim of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic (Spanish 'flu). He died from influenza at sea on 5 September 1918 en route from New Zealand to
2014