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

Free, no booking necessary.

Upcoming talks:

Wednesday, 2 June

Tauranga Bond Store at No. 1 The Strand

Have you ever happened upon the Tauranga Bond Store, sitting at the top end of the Strand, beneath the Monmouth Redoubt?  It is actually the oldest remaining commercial building in Tauranga and a reminder of a time when Tauranga was heavily dependent on its port for freight.

Join us as one of our heritage specialists takes you through a collection from the Guinness Brothers, a prominent Tauranga family who owned the store throughout most of the 20th Century, and discover why this store has such significance in Tauranga Moana’s history.

Wednesday, 7 July

Tauranga War Memorial Gates 1921-2021

In the lead up to the centenary of the Tauranga War Memorial Gates, join Fiona Kean from the Tauranga Heritage Collection as she discusses the characters and conflict behind their construction and reveals the stories of the soldiers who appear - and don't appear - on its columns. There will also be an opportunity for you to share your ideas on how the centenary could be commemorated.

Exhibition: Seeds of our Library

9 March–8 June at Tauranga Library

Please join us for the Exhibition Opening on Wednesday, 7 April at 12.45pm followed by a special Past & the Curious presentation at 1.15pm

Last Reviewed: 06/05/2021

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