Welcome to RECOLLECT
Welcome to Western Bay of Plenty Community Archives.
It is made up of documents and images selected from a collection of 50 years work gathered by dedicated volunteers.
Additions will be made continually. We hope you enjoy our stories.
RECENT ADDITIONS TO THE SITE
KORERO OF KATIKATI - 50 YEARS AGO
"Korero of Katikati" was a 4 page community newspaper published monthly by Stella Wills and distributed free to local households. We have copies of many of the old Koreros but not a complete set. If you go to the "Collections" tab and click on "Korero of Katikati" you will find images of the March 1968 copy published 50 years ago this month.
WESTERN BAY MUSEUM - PIONEER TRADES EXHIBITION
A new exhibition opens the week beginning 12 February featuring the tools that the merchants used to provide services to the local townsfolk inlcuding: blacksmiths, butchers, cobblers, dressmakers and gold miners.
ALEXANDER TURNBULL LIBRARY COLLECTIONS.
The following link will take you to the website of the Alexander Turnbull Library collections. https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/a-z/alexander-turnbull-library-collections
If you open the "Search" box on that page and put in the name of a town or area e.g. "Waihi Beach" you will be linked to a number of resources pertaining to that area. On the left hand side of the screen you can apply filters such as "images" which will limit your hits to only photos. Have a browse and enjoy this wonderful historical resource.
PAPERS OF THE PAST.
The National Library of New Zealand provides digital access to New Zealand and Pacific newspapers from the 19th and 20th centuries. Two papers about the Western Bay can be read via the following links: The Te Puke Times from 1913-1920 https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/te-puke-times and The Bay of Plenty Times from 1872-1949 https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/bay-of-plenty-times