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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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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
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Tauranga butcher Frank Pentelow was a veteran of the South African conflict (Boer War 1899-1902). He signed up to serve during World War I and was reported missing in action
2014
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When long time Bay of Plenty resident Bernard Sladden died in 1961, his collection of rare books became the property of the Tauranga Historical Society. Because of the value of
2015
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Lieutenant Colonel Philip Harington arrived in Tauranga in 1864 as officer in charge of the 1st Waikato Militia. He later transferred to the Armed Constabulary with the rank of Inspector.
2016
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Harry Edwin Taylor abandoned his wife in New Zealand and made his way to Australia where he joined the Australian Imperial Force during World War I. He served under the
2014
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In September 1987 Tauranga saw protests about the demolition of its Town Hall. The protests included an occupation by tangata whenua from 14 September 1987 until they were evicted on
2016
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John Ellison worked as a bushman for Gamman's Mill at Omanawa Falls in Tauranga. Serving in World War I, he was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme
2014
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Tauranga farmer William Joseph Cunningham was part of the New Zealand No 1 Field Ambulance during World War I. He was killed in action on 12 October 1917 during the
2014