All Results in Tauranga Local History topics

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Looking strange? see an archived version here The peninsula on which the town of Tauranga was established was originally known as Te Papa, and so the military camp was referred
2014
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The Papamoa Regional Park comprises seven pa sites.
2014
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  Looking strange? see an archived version here The local tribes of Tauranga Moana know this place as “Te Pari Taha o Te Awanui”, which was the original name for
2014
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Looking strange? see an archived version here Te Awanui is the original name of the Tauranga Harbour. It means “big river”. The harbor is actually a large tidal estuary separated
2014
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Looking strange? see an archived version here The southern part of the Tauranga Domain was called the Wharepai Ground or Wharepai Domain after David Asher’s Boarding House, Wharepai which was
2014
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The seven poupou (figures) on Tauranga's strand were created by local carver James Tapiata to represent Matariki, the stars also known as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters. In about 1940
2014
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The cargo sheds and railway wharf were built after land was reclaimed for the rail track in 1927/28. It was named Dive Crescent after Bradshaw Dive, Mayor from 1919 to
2014
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Looking strange? see an archived version here Bobby’s Fresh Fish Market is considered an icon by the locals of Tauranga. Located down on the waterfront, it serves the best fish
2014
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  Looking strange? see an archived version here The pouwhenua (carved posts) are located at the end of Dive Crescent, below the harbour bridge flyover. Each carved pou represents one
2014
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The Strand, along Tauranga's town waterfront late 1800s-1940s
2011
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Following the Battle of Gate Pa at Pukehinahina on 29 April 1864 and in anticipation of an attack by Māori, British troops established several fortified positions in Tauranga, including one
2014
Genealogy Record
Elizabeth Moon followed her husband, Colonel William Moon, to New Zealand in 1864. They moved to Gate Pa soon after the battles of Gate Pa and Te Ranga. Elizabeth burnt
2014
Genealogy Record
Tauranga historian, archivist and librarian, Jinty Rorke (QSM), arrived in New Zealand with her family on board the yacht 'Palantir' in 1976. She passed away on Waitangi Day 2014.
2014
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Dr John Osborne recorded the 150th commemoration of the Battle of Rangiriri (20 November 1863) on 20 November 2013 with the following images which are reproduced here with his permission.
2014
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In October 2012 a fall of 4 metres onto a concrete floor during a rock climbing exercise at The Rock House in Triton Avenue, Mount Maunganui, left my daughter with
2013
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In 1975 the City Libraries organised a Mrs. van Oorde of the Local History and Archives department to visit and interview Robert Thomson Goulding and his wife Margaret (nee Wallis).
2013
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The Taioma Tug was moved into the Tauranga Historic Village in March 1979.
2013
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A new book by Tauranga author and cultural advisor Buddy Mikaere provides an easy introduction to Maori and Maori culture from traditional times right through to the present day.
2013
Genealogy Record
Thomas Henry Kelly was a pioneer of the Waikato town of Cambridge. He was one of the original organisers and suppliers of the Cambridge Co-op Dairy Co Ltd, being first
2013
Genealogy Record
Bridget Jane Bell was born in Wicklow, Ireland, in 1839. After the death of her husband, Richard Kelly, Bridget emigrated with some of her children to Australia in October 1891.
2013