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Genealogy Record
During World War I William Nelson Spratley's father was wounded whilst fighting at Gallipoli and his uncle died of disease whilst serving in Egypt. Sergeant William Nelson Spratley died from
2014
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Tauranga surveyors assistant Alfred William Kent was killed in action during the Battle of Chunuk Bair at Gallipoli on 8 August 1915. He was a trooper with the Auckland Mounted
2014
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The Legion of Frontiersmen J Troop, led by Captain Val Baker, won the 2010 TrustPower Western Bay of Plenty Community Awards for the restoration of the Katikati Cemetery. Val and
2013
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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
Charles Hagerty was the brother of the Katikati founder George Vesey Stewart's second wife, Alice Amelia Ellen Hagerty (1856-1930).
2013
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The year before his death, the 'Father of Katikati,' George Vesey Stewart, made his Farewell Address from his home at Martray. Original documents courtesy of Ellen McCormack and Tauranga City
2013
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Born in Katikati, Albert James King worked as a coal miner. He was my first cousin thrice removed - Debbie McCauley (2013).
2013
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Te Puke clerk John Leslie Hartland was wounded in action in France on 30 March 1918. He died of his wounds the following day. Story by Debbie McCauley.
2014
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Te Puke farmer John Gilmore Fenton was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme in Northern France on 27 March 1918. Story by Debbie McCauley.
2014
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This article was written by local historian Christine Clement in 2014 for the centenary of Tauranga Hospital which opened 100 years earlier on 5 March 1914.
2014
Genealogy Record
Duncan Henry James McArthur was in the New Zealand Training Unit at Featherston Military Camp at his time of death from influenza on 19 November 1918 during the 1918 Influenza
2014
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Tauranga auctioneer Frederick Hugh Dodson was killed in action at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. Newspapers reported that after falling mortally wounded he 'got up on his knees and emptied
2014
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The following article by Joan Dorothy McCauley (nee Harvey) appeared in the 'Taranaki Daily News' on 13 September 1939 (p. 6). Many thanks to Bob Anderson for providing the original
2013
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Local authors and historians Christine Clement and Ellen McCormack (QSM) have co-authored a comprehensive history of early Katikati settlers. Article by Debbie McCauley (2013).
2013
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Katikati events in 1878. Compiled by Katikati Historian Ellen McCormack (2013).
2013
Genealogy Record
Te Puke farmer Waru Davie Rewi served on the Western Front with the Maori Pioneer Battalion during World War I. He became ill and was deemed no longer physically fit
2014
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Maori Pioneer Battalion soldier Para Davy Rewi from Maungatapu died at the 45th Casualty Clearing Station in France on 8 November 1918 from bronchial pneumonia. Story by Debbie McCauley.
2014
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Omanawa Schoolmaster William White McLaren was killed in action at the Somme in France on 5 April 1918, aged 25. Story by Debbie McCauley.
2014
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On 23 September 1916 Alexander Petherbridge wrote a postcard to his father from France telling him about his narrow escape from death: "My Dear Father, This is the photo that
2014
Genealogy Record
Sarah Ann Crawford (nee Birkett) served the Katikati community as a midwife, even delivering several of her own grandchildren. She was my second great grandmother - Debbie McCauley.
2013