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Welcome to RECOLLECT

ANZAC Bay Squatters.Baled hay on truckTe Puke Post Office and Bank of New Zealand c1915The Uretara Stream in the 1930sSwimmers by the Uretara River, Katikati, 1920Goods train through the Athenree GorgeView of the Te Puke Hotel 1908Katikati Blacksmiths

 

 

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. 

Featured Collections.

Oral Histories.

There's nothing like listening to history directly from the people who were there to experience it. Oral histories bring the past to life, and we have a small collection of interesting and lively oral histories which you can access by simply clicking on the green button below.

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, June and July 1968 copies published 50 years ago.

Turn Back Tuesday.

A collection of photographs from around the Western Bay which we feature on the Western Bay of Plenty District Libraries Facebook page every Tuesday. Each one is a fascinating snapshot into our past - just click on the green collections button and enjoy!

"KATIKATI - THE ULSTER COLONY DOWN UNDER" is a radio programme first broadcast in February 2014 by BBC Radio Ulster. It's about George Vesey Stewart and the Katikati settlement. If you wish to listen to the programme it can be found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03tzpb4.