Topic: Local History Books

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Those interested in the History of Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty will find this list of books useful.

History of Tauranga and  the Western Bay of Plenty
Bellamy, A.C. ed. Tauranga 1882-1982. Tauranga, Tauranga City Council, 1982
Cunningham, Bruce & Ken Musgrave, comp. A History of Mount Maunganui Tauranga. Mount Maunganui Borough Council, 1989
Gifford, W.H. & H.Bradney Williams. A Centennial History of Tauranga. Tauranga, A.H. and A.W. Reed, 1939
Gray, Arthur J. An Ulster plantation: the story of the Katikati settlement. Wellington, A.H. and A.W. Reed, 1938
Johnson, R.W. and Peter Vercoe. Te Puke now and then. Tauranga, Te Puke Lions Club, 1981
Mair, Gilbert. The Story of Gate Pa. 3rd ed. Tauranga, Bay of Plenty Times, 1964
Stokes, Evelyn. A History of Tauranga County. Palmerston North, Dunmore Press, 1980
Stewart, Adela B. My simple life in New Zealand. London, Robert Banks, 1908
Taylor, Selwyn. The story of Te Puke. Te Puke, printed by Te Puke Times Ltd, 1969
Vennell, C.W. Brown and The Elms Tauranga. Tauranga, The Elms Trust, 1984
Waitangi Tribunal. The Reports contain information on Māori history
Woods, Jenny. Omokoroa. Tauranga, Don Kale Printing Co., [1980]

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