All Results in Tauranga Local History topics

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The story of European settlement of the Tauranga district really begins with the establishment of a permanent mission presence. Most influential and long lasting was the Church Missionary Society's station
2011
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Phenomenal, unprecedented high rainfall affected the Bay of Plenty on the 18th and 19th of May, especially the Tauranga and Matata areas. In the 24 hours to 4pm 18 May
2017
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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 signed in various locations
2014
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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
Place
Faulkner Park in Robins Road, Tauranga, was named for former Mayor Eric Lees Faulkner. Photos: Debbie McCauley (February, 2015).
2015
Genealogy Record
Suffragette Eliza Wallis (nee Hart) actively sought the Vote for Women which was granted in 1893. She was a founding member of the National Council of Women which was formed
2013
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Women’s stories have often been relegated to the background in the roles of wives, mothers, daughters and housekeepers. This page is dedicated to the stories of the women in my
2013
Genealogy Record
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
Genealogy Record
Hōri Kingi Tūpaea was the principal chief of Tauranga's Ngāi Te Rangi iwi. He lived at Ōtūmoetai Pā. In 1831 he destroyed Haramiti's hostile expedition at Mōtītī Island. Story by
2013, 1875, 1885
Genealogy Record
Sarah Hart (nee Culley) was pregnant with her second child when her husband committed a burglary and went on the run for eighteen months before being caught and sentenced to
2013
Genealogy Record
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
Genealogy Record
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
Genealogy Record
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
Genealogy Record
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
Genealogy Record
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
Genealogy Record
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
Genealogy Record
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