All Results in Tauranga Local History topics

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James Williamson Fedarb sailed from Paihia on board the 'Mercury', arriving in Tauranga on 22 May 1840 where he was given James Stack’s forged copy of the Treaty of Waitangi (Sheet 6)
2016
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A Story of the Tauranga-Rotorua Road - Margaret Jones
2011
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In October 2000 Belinda Leckie researched and compiled a book titled 'Merivale, Tauranga: Proud of it' with the assistance of Helen Unsworth and the people of Merivale. It is a
2016
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Recently a new road in Bethlehem was named Pokapu Place, but during the 1940s there was another street in Tauranga named Pokapu Road that is now known as Otumoetai Road.
2016
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Arthur Washington Burrows was a prominent architect of early Tauranga designing such iconic buildings as the Star Hotel, the Mechanic's Institue (1872), Holy Trinity Church (1875), the Public Library (1881)
2016
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John Lucius Davoren died at age 27 during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. The previous year John had given evidence at the inquest of John McKenzie who died in Dunedin Hospital
2016
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Reverend William Gillies was a Presbyterian Minister at St Peter's Church in Tauranga from 1903 until his death in 1908. He had studied for the ministry and became part of
2016
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Tauranga settler William John Douglas swallowed a galvanised staple whilst fencing. He was taken immediately to Waihi Hospital for an operation, but the staple could not be removed. William died
2015
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Tauranga trader Chevalier Peter Dillon was living at Maungatapu Pa by 1835. The 6ft 4 ins (193 cm) tall, red-headed and heavily built Catholic Irish sea-captain claimed to know the
2016
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The Tauranga Bush Campaign (Te Weranga ki Taumata) was a small-scale conflict resulting from the surveying of land that was confiscated from Tauranga Maori after the Battles of Gate Pa
2016
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Pierre Charles Potier arrived in New Zealand on board the 'Bourdon' on 5 May 1839. In 1840 he moved to Tauranga, later farming at Te Puna. His grandchild would marry
2016
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Emile Joseph Borel was a French sailor who became a Pakeha Maori and Te Puna settler. His son would marry the daughter of early Tauranga trader and Frenchman Louis Bidois
2016
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Tauranga City Council installed information signage at Yatton Park to tell of the history of the area. It was here that the first Maori settlers established a school to train
2016
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Opened in 1893 by Arthur Blundell who had managed the Maori flour mill at Wairoa, the Waimapu Flour Mill was washed away in the Great Flood of 1907.
2016
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At 12.30am on Thursday 14 January 2016 a fire started on Mauao that soon raged out of control, destroying 4,000sqm of vegetation. Story by Debbie McCauley. Photos by Lee Switzer.
2016
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Botanist and explorer Allan Cunningham may have been the first non-Maori to walk over much of what is now central Tauranga on 4 December 1826 during a visit to the
2016
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Greerton Swimming Pool opened on 27 November 1971 by Mayor Mr R Owens who was first into the pool and swam one length of breaststroke in 30 seconds. Story researched
2015
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Recently when I was at the Tauranga Presbyterian Cemetery I walked past a small headstone. It was very non descript but the wording on it had me intrigued. Who was
2015
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In 2005 the first celestial compass in New Zealand was erected at Sulphur Point in Tauranga. Text and photographs: Debbie McCauley.
2015
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Tauranga's Soundshell was located at Memorial Park for just over thirty years. The structure was seven sided and hosted many outdoor events. As yet we have not located a photograph
2015