The Past and the Curious

Events and programmes cancelled until further notice.

To help reduce the risk of exposure to illness, we have cancelled all children’s and adult programmes and events at the libraries from Monday, 23 March 2020.

Remember, the libraries are all still open – please come in and use our facilities. We recommend you practice social distancing from others – as a general rule, keep at least one metre between you and other people. 

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.

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: 20/03/2020

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