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Quiz – Busy Lizzies

Use your research skills to answer these questions using the Museum’s website. Each question features a real life Elizabeth from Cambridge’s histories. Top tip: use quotation marks in the Search bar e.g. “Queen Elizabeth”. Download…

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Quiz – Where there’s a Will

Use your research skills to answer these questions using the Museum’s website. Each question features a real life William from Cambridge’s histories. Top tip: use quotation marks in the Search bar e.g.“Willie Arakatera”. Download the…

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Mrs Murphy at Court

In our last issue, we introduced you to Mary Teresa Murphy.  Mrs Murphy owned properties and businesses in central Cambridge, and often appeared before the courts – as either defendant, plaintiff, or sometimes both.  She…

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Mrs Murphy

Most of the Cambridge histories in Victorian times concern men – their business interests, leisure pursuits, transgressions and good works.  Victorian women, on the other hand, are difficult to research.  Their roles were largely seen…

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Daniel Murphy’s letter to William Morse

This letter was written in Liverpool on 18 February 1918.  The grammar and spelling are authentic, but I have added paragraphs for easier reading.  An article on Daniel Murphy  and Bill (William) Morse follows this…

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Te Ihingarangi – Part 4

1600 Ko Ngāti Raukawa Te Ihingarangi, grandson of Raukawa and Turongo, and son of Rereahu and Rangianewa, built a home above the Waikato River at Karapiro (now known as Te Tiki o Te Ihingarangi). He…

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Te Ihingarangi – Chapter 3

Part 3 of a history of the Karapiro-Maungatautari area by Te Kaapo Clark and Lyn Tairi for the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand in 1992. 1500 Ko Ngati Kahupungapunga “During this period Ngāti Kahupungapunga had…

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Te Miro – The Mill at Maungakawa

March 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of Te Miro School and District.  The Centennial celebrations planned in 2020 were delayed due to Covid-19.  Next month will see a rescheduled centenary event go ahead at last. …

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Soldiers at Te Waikato Sanatorium

If you wander around Hautapu Cemetery in Cambridge, you’ll see headstones showing the names of soldiers buried far from home.  This article explains why these soldiers, who survived the war, moved to Cambridge to battle…

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