The Past and the Curious

Get a close-up look at items that are normally locked away, through entertaining show-and-tell talks with Tauranga City Library Heritage Specialists.

On the 1st Wednesday of the month from 1:15-2pm at Tauranga Library.

Free, no booking necessary. Gather round the horseshoe table in Nga Wahi Rangahau/Research Collections on the first floor.

5 February 2020 – Restlessness and Raisins: Life on a Guano Island in the early 1880s.

Harold Willey Hudson’s experiences on Jarvis Island with notable photographer Henry Winkelmann.

4 March 2020 – Deciphering love 

Looking over the shoulders of Captain Crapp and Dottie Gellibrand as they live, love and struggle in mid-19th Century Omokoroa. The Gellibrand – Crapp letters. 

1 April 2020 – 180 years of the Treaty of Waitangi in Tauranga

180 years ago, on 10 April 1840, one of the signings of the Treaty of Waitangi took place in Tauranga Moana. Not all of the local chiefs agreed to sign the Treaty; those who didn't wanted to govern themselves, those who did were looking for protection against their enemies.

6 May 2020 – Springs in the City

The locations and history of the springs in Tauranga city centre, and the potential solutions to restore them.

3 June 2020 – Unearthing the Ulster Plantation

Photographs & documents relating to the early European settlement of Katikati.

Last Reviewed: 06/12/2019

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