Topic: Article Index: Debbie McCauley
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 has worked as a librarian at Tauranga City Library with an interest in local history. In 2011 she wrote an comprehensive essay entitled Identity and the Battle of Gate Pa Pukehinahina (29 April 1864) which formed the basis for the Battle of Gate Pa kete. She was involved with the planned activities and education surrounding the 150th commemoration of the Battles of Gate Pā and Te Ranga in 2014 as well as serving as a judge for the Battles of Gate Pa/Te Ranga Art Competition. This page is an index to some of the articles, books, essays and poetry written by Debbie McCauley.
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Biography on Bookrapt (Bay of Plenty Children's Literature Association): Debbie McCauley
- 2016: Bay of Plenty sources: Katikati. New Zealand Genealogist, June 2016, 47, 94-95.
- 2016: Bookrapt Seminar 2016: Penguins, Poems & Pandemonium
- 2016: Emigrating on the SS Captain Hobson in 1953. New Zealand Memories, October/November 2016, 122, 14-19.
- 2016: News from Tauranga City Libraries. New Zealand Genealogist, June 2016, 47, 119.
- 2015: Bookrapt Seminar 2015: Fiction, Fantasy, and Fun
- 2015: Rena Submission by Debbie McCauley (23 September 2015)
- 2015: Revisiting Tauranga Moana's Matariki Festival 2015 (Library Life, September 2015)
- 2014: Art Exhibition Closing Speech Closing speech given on Saturday 3 May 2014.
- 2014: Art Exhibition Opening Speech To commemorate 150 years since the Battles of Gate Pa and Te Ranga in 1864 an art exhibition was held in St George's Church Hall at Gate Pa with over 70 entrants from adults and schools. This is the opening speech given by organiser Debbie McCauley on Saturday 19 April 2014.
- 2014: Bookrapt Seminar 2014: A Blanket of Books
- 2014: Commemoration an Opportunity for the Creative (Creativebeat Magazine, February 2014).
- 2014: Jean Euphemia Finlayson (Jinty) Rorke (1942-2014) Tauranga historian, archivist and librarian, Jinty Rorke (QSM), arrived in New Zealand with her family aboard the yacht 'Palantir' in 1976. She passed away on Waitangi Day 2014.
- 2013: An Historical Tour of Katikati with Ellen McCormack
- 2013: Bookrapt Seminar 2013: Bookrapt's Big Birthday Bash
- 2013: Rock House Blues 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 injuries constituting ‘severe harm’ resulting in her confinement to a wheelchair for four months as a result of the accident. This is our journey. Link.
- 2013: Te Awanui (waka) Te Awanui was carved from a 300-year-old kauri tree in 1972 after it was agreed that Tauranga Moana should have its own ceremonial waka (canoe) to use on special occasions. Te Awanui is the original name of Tauranga Harbour.
- 2012: Emigrating on the SS Captain Hobson: 1953
- 2012: McCauley Family Reunion (2012)
- 2012: Milo and Marshmallows: Evenings out in Tauranga
- 2012: Bookrapt Seminar 2012: Wrapt in Books
- 2011: Bookrapt Seminar 2011: Publishing with Passion
Books/Brochures (Mauao Publishing)
- 2016: The Treaty of Waitangi in Tauranga: Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki Tauranga (bilingual children's picture book)
- 2015: Little Blue Penguin Story Wins Best Non-Fiction Book Award New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
- 2015: Little Blue Penguin Swims into Another Nomination New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
- 2015: Tauranga Book an International Success White Raven 2015
- 2015: New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults Finalist Authors’ Tour (2015): Debbie McCauley
- 2015: Three Tauranga Books Are Children's Book Awards Finalists LIANZA Children's Book Awards
- 2014: Mōtītī Blue and the Oil Spill: A Story from the Rena Disaster (bilingual children's picture book)
- 2014: Taratoa and the Code of Conduct: A Story from the Battle of Gate Pa (bilingual children's picture book)
- 2014: Images of Gate Pā Exhibition Brochure From 14 April to 9 May 2014 an Images of Gate Pā Exhibition was held at St George’s Church in Gate Pā, Tauranga. The exhibition was opened by kaumatua Peri Kohu and Buddy Mikaere and comprised drawings, paintings and photographs showing places, activities and some of the people who took part in the events of 1864.
- 2012: The McCauley Family of Katikati, New Zealand: 1876-2012. Link to the Index.
- 2010-present: Book reviews on LibraryThing.
- 2011: A Sense of Identity in the wake of the Christchurch Earthquake
- 2011: Celtic Identity and Globalisation
- 2011: Conceptualising the Relationship between Western and Eastern Europe
- 2011: Conflict and Identities
- 2011: Identity and the Battle of Gate Pa at Pukehinahina (29 April 1864)
- 2011: The Formation and Promotion of Identities during New Zealand's Historical Narrative
- 2010: Changing Perspectives on Nature 1780-1830
- 2010: Enlightenment: New Ideas (The Encyclopedie and Don Giovanni)
- 2010: Enlightenment Voyage: Romantic Discoveries
- 2010: Napoleon on Show: Propaganda via Art
- 2010: Romanticism and the Power of Art
- 2010: Romanticism and the Power of Nature
- 2010: Slavery and Freedom
- 2009: Feminist Books as Evidence for the Cultural Changes of the 1960s
- 2009: New Zealand in the 1960s
- 2009: Religious Studies
- 2009: Tension between Religion and Science in the Nineteenth Century
- 2009: The Cultural Renaissance in Auckland and Glasgow
- 2009: The Importance of Keeping Archives
- 2009: 'Wide Sargasso Sea' and 'Pygmalion'
- 2008: Colosseum versus Whare Whakairo (Maori Meeting House)
- 2008: Dancing with Information: Incorporating Information Literacy into the Waldorf Curriculum
- 2008: 'Deep in the Hills' by Ruth Dallas (1947)
- 2008: Roman Society and the Games
- 2008: Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Caspar David Friedrich
- 2008: Tauranga City Libraries: Meeting the Needs of Local Iwi? Biculturalism and Maori Cultural Intellectual Property. Published in The New Zealand Library & Information Management Journal, Vol. 51, Issue No. 4, in April 2010.
- 2008: 'Upper Hutt, with Railway Station' by Christopher Aubrey (1890)
- 2007: Child Development, Literature and Waldorf Education
- 2006: Information Literacy and the School Library
- 2006: Constructivist Learning Theory and the Reference Librarian
- Battle of Gate Pa (29 April 1864) The Battle of Gate Pā at Pukehinahina (puke hill, hinahinaor mahoe tree) on 29 April 1864 is a pivotal point in the history of Tauranga Moana. It started with British troops being landed at the northern end of Te Papa, seen by Māori as a provocative move. A Code of Conduct was agreed on by Māori leaders who issued a challenge to the British. When it was ignored Māori selected a site on the Pukehinahina ridge where they designed and built a radical new fighting pā. The result was one of the few outright victories for Māori against the British. Two months later, on 21 June 1864, another battle occurred. The Battle of Te Ranga saw many Māori leaders killed and led to surrender and confiscation of land. Māori response to surveying of confiscated land was a small-scale conflict known as the Tauranga Bush Campaign (1867) which signaled the end of fighting in Tauranga Moana.
- Emily Surtees Photographic Collection Emily Charlotte Sophia Surtees (nee Stewart) was the eldest child of Katikati founder George Vesey Stewart and his wife Margaret. She was born in 1857, possibly at Lisbeg House, County Tyrone, Ireland. Emily was a rare breed, a woman photographer in a male dominated profession. This page links to the 272 historic images of mainly Katikati pioneers and surrounds that comprise this collection.
- Herstory: Women of My Family 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 family and stands as a tribute to the part they all played in the shaping of history.
- Lest We Forget A page dedicated to relatives of mine who either served in wartime, took part in wartime activities, were part of military organisations between wars, or paid the 'ultimate sacrifice'.
- McCauley Letters to New Zealand from Wartime Britain During World War II John Glen McCauley and his wife Joan Dorothy McCauley wrote a series of letters to John's older sister Hazel Emily Anderson (nee McCauley) who lived at the time in Wellington and then Wanganui. Since Hazel's death in 1990 the collection, which consists of over thirty letters, has been preserved by her daughter Patricia (Trish) Rae Bowden (nee Anderson).
- 2016: Debbie's little blue braille book (The Weekend Sun, 8 January 2016, p. 20).
- 2016: Winning author to discuss her work at La Fiesta (Wanganui Chronicle, 25 February 2016).
- 2015: Author wants book to help remove Rena (Radio NZ, 14 August 2015).
- 2015: Maori feature strongly in book awards (Waatea News.com, 14 August 2015).
- 2015: New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults (awards ceremony photographs, Booksellers New Zealand).
- 2015: Tauranga author's Rena book gains White Raven (Bay of Plenty Times, 14 October 2015).
- 2015: Tauranga woman's Rena tale wins NZ Book Awards (Bay of Plenty Times, 14 August 2015).
- 2015: Winner of Inaugural Creative Tauranga Writers’ Award Announced (Creative Tauranga Media Release, 16 October 2015)
- 2014: Author gifts books to Tauranga children (Bay of Plenty Times, 19 November 2014).
- 2014: Bay history on Irish radio (SunLive, 15 February 2014).
- 2014: Exhibiting the Gate Pa battle (SunLive, 26 April 2014).
- 2014: Motiti Blue and the Oil Spill (Central TV News, 29 September 2014).
- 2013: Katikati on Irish Airwaves Debbie and Katikati historian Ellen McCormack were interviewed over five days by visiting Irish journalist John Deering and his wife Kathleen Carragher (head of news at BBC Northern Ireland), who were making a radio documentary about Katikati’s Ulster immigrant history.
- 2010: Katikati Cemetery Restoration The Katikati Cemetery Restoration won the Supreme Award at the TrustPower Western BOP Community Awards in 2010 and Debbie and her children were interviewed by TVNZ for the program 'Volunteer Power'.
People (in addition to the index pages listed above)
Benjamin Burkett (c1799-?). My fourth great grandfather. In 1841 he arrived in New Zealand with his wife and three children on board the 'Slains Castle'.
Edward Hart (1802-1884). Bricklayer Edward Hart was sentenced to seven years jail aboard a prison hulk for stealing food and drink to feed his wife and family in 1825. The Hart family later arrived in New Zealand on board the 'Tyne' in 1841. Edward was my fourth great grandfather.
John Hamilton (1835-1892). Katikati pioneer and my second great grandfather.
Robert Hynds (c1861-1929). Tauranga settler Robert Hynds and his family lived on Hynds Road in the Gate Pa/Greerton area. This article was compiled with the help of Robert's grandsons, Grant Hynds and Alister Sutton, in March 2013.
Ellen May Eva Macmillan Katikati historian, Ellen McCormack (nee Macmillan), has spent almost half a century gathering the history of Katikati and it's pioneers for which she received the Queen's Service Medal (QSM) in 2002.
- Battle at Pukehinahina (29 April 1864). This play was written to help children gain a practical understanding of the Battle of Gate Pā at Pukehinahina on 29 April 1864. It was performed during the 150th commemorations with class visits to Tauranga City Library in March and April of 2014 along with a reading of the book 'Taratoa and the Code of Conduct: A Story from the Battle of Gate Pā'.
- 2014: Woman/Wāhine (Tauranga, 29 April 1864) (finalist - Battle of Gate Pā Poetry Competition (2014))
- 2011: Mauao Weeps (Rena 2011) (Rena kete)
- 2010: Katikati Cemetery (National Poetry Day 2010)
- 2010: Katie's Funeral (Bay of Plenty Times)
- 2010: Puwhenua Puwhenua (Bay of Plenty Times)
- 2010: Vampire at Pak 'n Save (Enamel 2)
- 2010: Visiting Day at Pyes Pa Cemetery (Bravado Magazine, Issue 20, p. 48)
- 2010: Whakatane Maize (Bay of Plenty Times)
- 2009: Closing the School Library (Bay of Plenty Times)
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