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On the way to New Zealand aboard the 'Inchinnan' in 1852, Letitia gave birth to her daughter Martha. On the same voyage, her daughter Jane died during a severe outbreak
2013
Genealogy Record
Alister Matheson was a respected Tauranga Historian whose family arrived in Ōtūmoetai in the late 1860s. In 1999 he received the Tauranga Heritage Award from the Bay of Plenty branch
2013
Place
Ōtūmoetai Pā was the most significantly populated site in the Western Bay of Plenty between 1600 and 1865. It was considered the 'main stronghold' of Tauranga Māori with early estimates
2013
Event
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
Genealogy Record
The SS Captain Hobson left Glasgow in June 1953, arriving in New Zealand on 7 August 1953. This is the story of the voyage as recalled by my mother-in-law, Barbara
2012
Topic
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
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
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Tauranga was gazetted as a city on 17 April 1963, but lost this status in 1989. Tauranga became a city for the second time on 1 March 2004.
2015
Event
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
Noel Pope spent 27 years on Tauranga City Council and was mayor for 12 of those years. He was elected four times; twice between 1983 and 1989 and twice again
2019
Genealogy Record
Esther Wallis was adopted by the infamous Minnie Dean in 1890 and ended up giving evidence at her trial for infanticide in 1895. Esther was my second cousin thrice removed
2013
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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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
Since the death of Joyce West in 1985, Bay of Plenty Children's Literature Association Bookrapt, has been without a patron. At the 2013 Bookrapt Seminar, Tauranga author Phyllis Johnston was
2013
Topic
Said to be the oldest tree in Tauranga, the Tapu Tītoki at Ōtūmoetai Pā is a tree of immense historical significance. At around 300 years old, the Tītoki has been
2013
Topic
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
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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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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
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