All Results in Tauranga Local History topics

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Genealogy Record
Captain George Bentham Morris (1839-1903) served as the Tauranga Representative on the Auckland Provincial Council. Story researched and written by Debbie McCauley.
2013
Genealogy Record
Tauranga settler Robert Hynds and his family lived on Hynds Road in the Gate Pa / Greerton area. This article was researched and written by Debbie McCauley in March 2013
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
Mount Misery was a farm of 101 acres belonging to William Henry James Poole at Pyes Pa in Tauranga. The farm was affected by cobalt deficiency, hence the name 'Mount
2016, 1920, 1930
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An article by local historian Christine Clement written in 2014 for the centenary of Tauranga Hospital which opened 100 years earlier, on 5 March 1914.
2014
Organization
It took many years, numerous public meetings, and several serious fires to get the Tauranga Fire Brigade established. Story by Stephanie Smith.
2011
Genealogy Record
Edward Douglas was the great grandfather of Wayne McCormack, husband of Katikati historian Ellen McCormack. He ran a half-way house between Tauranga and Rotorua, known as the Bush Hotel. Story
2015
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Debbie McCauley is an award-winning author and indie publisher. Her work has won the Best Non-Fiction category in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, been chosen
2012
Genealogy Record
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 from 2016-2018
2016
Genealogy Record
The New Zealand Room at the Tauranga Library houses the 'Joyce West Collection'. These books were donated to the library after Joyce West's death in Tauranga in 1985. The library
2011
Genealogy Record
In October 2013 the 6th Battalion (Hauraki) Regimental Association Committee was successful in obtaining the medal of Major A. J. Mirrielees during a Wellington auction at a cost of $850.
2014
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Tauranga’s famous Aspen Tree (actually a Poplar Deltoides Virginiana, an American hardwood, commonly known as a Cottonwood) was located on the corner of Willow and McLean streets from c.1865 until
2011, 1860, 1870
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Suffrage 125: Remembering the Struggle is a speech given by Debbie McCauley from the Suffrage 125 Tauranga committee on Wednesday 28 November 2018, at the launch of the book 'Western
2018
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As part of the Suffrage 125 Commemorations in 2018, Tauranga award-winning author Debbie McCauley researched and wrote a children's narrative non-fiction book on her fourth great aunt, suffragist Eliza Wallis
2018
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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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Mauao is the Mountain. 'Ko Mauao te Maunga: Legend of Mauao' by Debbie McCauley and illustrated by Debbie Tipuna, is a bilingual children's picture book in English and Te Reo
2014
Genealogy Record
Suffragist Eliza Wallis (nee Hart) was a first-wave feminist who actively sought the Vote for Women. She was a founding member of the National Council of Women formed in 1896.
2013
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The devastating Influenza Pandemic (Spanish 'flu) of 1918 that swept the world struck New Zealand between October and December 1918 following World War I. Tauranga was certainly affected, but got
2012
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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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Ranui was a kauri passenger launch of 45ft. It capsized returning to Tauranga with a party of campers and fishermen from Mayor Island and was wrecked in tempestuous seas at
2014