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Tītore Tākiri was an intelligent and influential Ngāpuhi chief who married a sister of Hongi Hika. He led the expeditions to Tauranga and Maketu in 1832 and 1833.
2013
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Koraurau was the leading chief at Otamataha Pā in Tauranga. He was killed in 1828 along with around 500 of his people when the pā was raided by iwi from
2015
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The Treaty of Waitangi was first signed in the Bay of Islands on 6 February 1840. Over the following months a further eight Treaty sheets were also signed in a
2014
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On 30 November 2016 highly respected Tauranga iwi leader and educator Awanuiārangi Black passed away at the age of 48. He was also known as Awanui or Awa.
2016
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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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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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Tauranga General Merchant and ship owner Ebenezer Goddard Norris had in store in Wharf Street. Story by Debbie McCauley.
2014
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There are many different reasons why people kill and Tauranga is in no way immune, having had it's fair share of murder victims from historical times to the present. This
2013
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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
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Known as 'Peggy', Margaret Galbraith was the sister of Tauranga Mayor Robert Sharpe Galbraith (1857-1890) who died in office on 21 February 1890. Margaret was a signatory to the 1893
2017
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For sixty years Alice Heron Maxwell worked tirelessly to preserve The Elms and its contents, a place that has become a true treasure and historical icon of Tauranga. She was
2014
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John Lees Faulkner was an early Tauranga trader, arriving in the area in 1840. The following information is from the Tauranga City Council and Historic Places Trust sign about John
2013
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Traders in flax were active in the Bay of Plenty during the 1830s. Some were transient; others married local women and settled permanently.
2011
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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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Debbie McCauley is a fifth-generation Pākehā New Zealander whose earliest ancestor arrived in New Zealand in 1841. Other ancestors were pioneers of the Katikati and Cambridge settlements. Since 2003 Debbie
2012
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Te Awanui was carved from a 300-year-old kauri tree by master carver Tuti Tukaokao in 1973 after a request by the city to the Māori Cultural and Promotional Committee. It
2013
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The Ohuki Land Dispute at Matāpihi in Tauranga between Ngāi Tukairangi and Ngāti lasted for three years from 1856 to 1859. In 1859 Julius von Haast completed a sketch of
2017
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The 1918 Inflenza Pandemic (Spanish 'flu) was to leave it's mark on Tauranga. The first to succumb in Tauranga was George Pruden on 15 November 1918.
2012
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In 1908 the Gamman brothers started constructing a mill at Oropi and in 1911 another at Omanawa Falls and later at Mamaku. Story researched and written by Debbie McCauley.
2017
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Dame Evelyn Stokes was described by her friend and colleague Malcolm McKinnon as ‘a fine scholar, committed public person and gentle but determined individual.’ Other colleagues at the Geography Department
2012