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Arthur Washington Burrows was a prominent architect of early Tauranga designing such iconic buildings as the Star Hotel, the Mechanic's Institue (1872), Holy Trinity Church (1875), the Public Library (1881)
2016
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John Lucius Davoren died at age 27 during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. The previous year John had given evidence at the inquest of John McKenzie who died in Dunedin Hospital
2016
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Reverend William Gillies was a Presbyterian Minister at St Peter's Church in Tauranga from 1903 until his death in 1908. He had studied for the ministry and became part of
2016
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Drover George Alexander Douglas was killed in action at Gallipoli during the Battle of Chunuk Bair on 8 August 1915. The following day his younger brother Thomas Lewis Douglas was
2014
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Tauranga settler William John Douglas swallowed a galvanised staple whilst fencing. He was taken immediately to Waihi Hospital for an operation, but the staple could not be removed. William died
2015
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The following images relate to Mount Maunganui Primary School for the year 1972
2014
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The following images relate to Mount Maunganui Primary School for the decade 1973 - 1982
2014
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The following images relate to Mount Maunganui Primary School for the year 1973
2014
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Tauranga trader Chevalier Peter Dillon was living at Maungatapu Pa by 1835. The 6ft 4 ins (193 cm) tall, red-headed and heavily built Catholic Irish sea-captain claimed to know the
2016
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The Tauranga Bush Campaign (Te Weranga ki Taumata) was a small-scale conflict resulting from the surveying of land that was confiscated from Tauranga Maori after the Battles of Gate Pa
2016
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Pierre Charles Potier arrived in New Zealand on board the 'Bourdon' on 5 May 1839. In 1840 he moved to Tauranga, later farming at Te Puna. His grandchild would marry
2016
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Emile Joseph Borel was a French sailor who became a Pakeha Maori and Te Puna settler. His son would marry the daughter of early Tauranga trader and Frenchman Louis Bidois
2016
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Tauranga genealogist and researcher Heather McLean was born in Tauranga and has lived in Tauranga for most of her life. This story was compiled during a series of interviews with
2016
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Tauranga painter Leslie Parmenter Stewart died of disease in France on 5 January 1917 whilst serving during World War I. Story and photograph by Debbie McCauley.
2014
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Tauranga City Council installed information signage at Yatton Park to tell of the history of the area. It was here that the first Maori settlers established a school to train
2016
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Opened in 1893 by Arthur Blundell who had managed the Maori flour mill at Wairoa, the Waimapu Flour Mill was washed away in the Great Flood of 1907.
2016
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At 12.30am on Thursday 14 January 2016 a fire started on Mauao that soon raged out of control, destroying 4,000sqm of vegetation. Story by Debbie McCauley. Photos by Lee Switzer.
2016
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Tauranga farmer Robert Francis Willis Wall was killed in action in Bapaume, France on 30 August 1918 whilst serving during World War I. Story and photograph by Debbie McCauley.
2014
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Anglo-Boer War veteran Charles Alfred Walter Clarebrough was killed in action in France on 26 August 1916 whilst serving during World War I. Story and photograph by Debbie McCauley.
2014
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Botanist and explorer Allan Cunningham may have been the first non-Maori to walk over much of what is now central Tauranga on 4 December 1826 during a visit to the
2016