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Located in Harington Street, the Theatre Royal was the first theatre in Tauranga to show ‘living pictures’.
2011
Topic
The symbolism and power imbued in a flag gives those flags which have been present at pivotal moments in history considerable importance.
2011
Object
Prior to WW1 the troopship ss Tahiti worked the New Zealand to San Francisco service for the Union Steamship Company. In 1914 it was converted into a troop transport taking
2012
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Dear Mother and Father. Please don’t take a fright when you see this. I had it taken just after the Doc had been pulling me about. I wish they would
2011
Event
In 1988 James Hartstonge, broadcaster, Village Radio volunteer, and founder of the Tauranga District Museum Oral History Unit, wrote ‘already too much time has elapsed for us to collect invaluable
2011
Topic
The Tauranga Heritage Collection includes objects of local and national importance and items of lasting significance to individuals, families, hapu, iwi and the community at large. The collection exists due
2011
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  The word ‘ephemera’, commonly used to describe written and printed material that is unlikely to be retained, derives from the Greek meaning something short-lived or transitory. Ephemera is collected
2012
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Sometimes the most unassuming object can have a fascinating tale to tell. One such artefact in the Tauranga Heritage Collection is the Transatlantic Cable Souvenir by Tiffany, New York.  
2012
Organization
  A retailing dynasty ended in Tauranga when the last Guinness Appliances store closed in June 2011. Opened in 1908 by Sid and Jack Guinness the store originally traded as
2012
Object
   Expozay was started by Judy and Tony Alvos in 1976 from an office in Durham Street. As importers of swimwear Judy saw an opportunity to design and produce her
2012
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In December of 1884 Mr. T. W. Rhodes, a book seller on the corner of Hamilton Street and The Strand, began publishing The Little Un. His aim, as expressed in
2011
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  Symbolizing life and enduring love the keeping of hair has been associated with death and mourning in many cultures for thousands of years. Hair jewelry was a decorative and
2012
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Protesting her innocence Minnie Dean was executed on August 12, 1895 for murdering a baby in her care. Folklore soon sprang up that her victims numbered well over 20, and
2012
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Wedding memorabilia for Prince William and Kate Middleton will continue to be in demand for some time. While the sale of commemorative royal wedding prophylactics is no doubt a royal souvenir
2012
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  The 1911 New Zealand Police Gazette in the Tauranga Heritage Collection gives a fascinating glimpse into the not so good, good old days. The monthly publication distributed to the
2011
Person
  In 1972 the Baker family of East Anglia, Gate Pa, Tauranga, made a number of generous donations to the Tauranga District Museum including shrapnel taken from Battle of Gate
2011
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  As ash fell from blackened skies the residents of Tauranga ran naked through the streets and were gripped by ‘panic and terror’. These reports, printed in newspapers throughout New
2011
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   In a classic tale of lost treasure found, thirty-two ledgers from the Northern Steamship Company were discovered and salvaged from decay during a clean up of the Cargo Shed,
2011
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  The Goodyears moved to Tauranga in 1895 and were a prominent local family. Ethel faithfully wrote to her older sister Alice, who was a school teacher in Gisborne. Here
2011
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   This Bank of New Zealand cheque was written in 1881 by the Tauranga Jockey Club and is signed by J. Horne and David Asher, Treasurer and Secretary of the
2011