The Past and the Curious

Please note: our Past and the Curious sessions will take place as scheduled under Alert Level 1. At Alert Level 2 or above the session will be delivered digitally via our Facebook page.


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 in Ngā Wāhi Rangahau/Research Collections on the first floor of Tauranga Library.

Free, no booking necessary.

Upcoming talks:

Wednesday, 4 August

Actions for Peace

The peace flotilla to Moruroa; four days of events in 1984 when the USS Bronstein visited Tauranga; building a peace garden at Mount Maunganui. Come along this month to see items in the Library Archives from local groups involved with these actions for peace.

Wednesday, 1 September

Dating The Strand

The beginnings of the township of Tauranga are in a thin strip of beach beneath a gentle incline toward the centre of the Te Papa peninsula. As this region was built on and photographed, how do we piece together the evidence to date these early photographs? Join heritage specialist Harley Couper as we explore and mark some of the key events, buildings and industries of The Strand and Wharf Street.


Last Reviewed: 09/09/2021

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