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WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY, NEW ZEALAND

The Western Bay of Plenty is on the east coast of the north island of New Zealand, and includes the settlements of Katikati, Tauranga and Te Puke. Katikati was first settled by Europeans as an "Ulster Plantation" by George Vesey Stewart in 1875 and is at the northern end of the district. Tauranga in the centre of the Western Bay was orignally refered to as Te Papa. It was settled by European traders in the 1830s and by CMS Missionaries from 1835. Tauranga is now New Zealand's fifth largest city. Te Puke is the "Kiwifruit Capital of the World". The majority of New Zealand's Kiwifruit is grown in the district. European settlement did not begin in the town until the early 1880s though European traders had been at Maketu since the 1830s.


BREAKING NEWS - The Te Puke Times 1913 - 1920 is now on PAPERS PAST

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EARLY EUROPEAN SETTLERS - WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY (INCLUDING AONGATETE, KATIKATI, TE PAPA, TAURANGA, MAKETU etc) - 1863 - 1899

WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY BIRTH, DEATH AND MARRIAGES (1872 - 1920) - Also see Te PUKE MARRIAGES AND DEATHS (down the page).

EARLY EUROPEAN SETTLERS - PASSENGER LISTS FOR PORT OF TAURANGA OR BOUND FOR PORT OF TAURANGA

ACCLIMATISATION SHOOTING LICENCES

TAURANGA COUNTY COUNCIL RATES ASSESSMENTS - 1907

TAURANGA BOROUGH ELECTORAL ROLL - APRIL 1907

RESIDENTS OF TAURANGA, KATIKATI, MOUNT MAUNGANUI, TE PUKE AND IMMEDIATE DISTRICTS - TAKEN FROM THE 1928 TAURANGA ELECTORAL ROLL.

CENSUS RESULTS
Unfortunately in New Zealand the census forms were not kept but at least we have the results.

TAURANGA MOUNTED RIFLES

TAURANGA DISTRICT AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN/BOER WAR

TAURANGA DISTRICT AND THE GREAT WAR (WORLD WAR ONE)

MOSTLY TE PUKE, MAKETU AND DISTRICT

EARLY EUROPEAN SETTLERS - TE PUKE AND MAKETU - 1880 - 1901

EASTERN MAORI ELECTORAL ROLL

MAORI MEMBERS OF THE ARMED CONSTABULARY WITH A TE PUKE/ARAWA/BAY OF PLENTY CONNECTION

POSTAL DIRECTORIES

TE PUKE AND DISTRICT - WHOS' WHO

TE PUKE RAILWAY LEAGUE - 1910

TE PUKE AND DISTRICT - MISCELLANEOUS

TE PUKE AND DISTRICT - KNOWN VICTIMS OF THE INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC - OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER 1918

PROPOSED BAY OF PLENTY FREEZING WORKS - SHAREHOLDERS - SEPTEMBER 1915

1945 SETTLERS REUNION - TE PUKE

TE PUKE BOROUGH FARM LAND OWNERS - 1947

TE PUKE AND DISTRICT PROBATES HELD AT NATIONAL ARCHIVES - 1875 - 1995

TE PUKE CEMETERIES

DEATH NOTICES

Mostly from Te Puke but also from other areas. There are over 1900 death notices here.

TE PUKE ST JOHN THE BAPTIST ANGLICAN CHURCH

TE PUKE MARRIAGES

TE PUKE TIMES BIOGRAPHICAL ENTRIES

TE PUKE BIRTHS

TE PUKE AGRICULTURAL & PASTORAL ASSOCIATION (INC.) MEMBERS

TE PUKE BRASS BAND

TE PUKE MEDICAL CLUB

PAENGAROA-TE PUKE RACING CLUB

TE PUKE BACHELORS' BALL INVITATION

TE PUKE SCOTTISH SOCIETY

NEW ZEALAND JERSEY CATTLE BREEDERS ASSOCIATION INC - TE PUKE AND DISTRICT MEMBERS

PONGAKAWA SCHOOL CENTENNIAL - 1992

MAKETU SURF LIFESAVING CLUB

LOWER KAITUNA

TE PUKE LYCEUM CLUB

TE PUKE & DISTRICT HIGHLAND PIPE BAND

TE PUKE DAIRY PRODUCE COMPANY LTD - TE PUKE - 1884 - 1888

TE PUKE CO-OPERATIVE DAIRY COMPANY LIMITED - TE PUKE - 1898 - 1902

BAY OF PLENTY CO-OPERATIVE DAIRY ASSOCIATION LIMITED - TE PUKE - 1902 - 1986

TE PUKE POPULATION
Unfortunately in New Zealand the census forms were not kept but at least we have the results.

TE PUKE MOUNTED RIFLES

TE PUKE AND TAURANGA AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN/BOER WAR

TE PUKE AND WORLD WAR ONE

TE PUKE AND WORLD WAR TWO

SCHOOL ROLLS

TEACHING STAFF

TE PUKE CENTENNIAL 1981

TE PUKE AND DISTRICT BIBLIOGRAPHY - IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

THAMES GOLDMINERS INDEX

THE KIWIFRUIT INDUSTRY


WEATHER STATISTICS

TE PUKE AND DISTRICT SCHOOL WEB PAGES

ABOUT TE PUKE

PHOTOS OF TE PUKE AND THE WESTERN BAY OF PLENTY

TE PUKE AND DISTRICT HERITAGE INVENTORY

TE PUKE SQUASH CLUB HISTORY

STOP PRESS

The first book on the history of Te Puke and District since 1981 is now available.
Te Puke
Nga Tangata me Nga Wahi
People and Places


covers the area from Papamoa to Otamarakau to Ngawaro including Maketu,
Pukehina, Paengaroa and Pongakawa as well as Te Puke.

SURNAME INDEX
A - L
M - Z

The book has 400 pages, is hard back and is indexed to over 3000 surnames. It includes the Lady Jocelyn passenger list, electoral rolls (including the rare 1908 Eastern Maori), first day school pupils, the Arawa members of the Armed Constabulary, Rolls of Honour, lots of photos and maps etc and covers the period from the arrival of the Te Arawa waka to 31 December 2006.

Available for NZD45.00 plus postage and packing
(usually $10.00 (double bubble wrapped) within New Zealand)
>>>>>cmclement@clear.net.nz<<<<<

I would like to say thank you for producing a great book. I got one for my husband for Xmas, and he has sat for hours reading through it. Great for the real Te Pukeite. Comment from Trade Me.


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