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Te Ihingarangi – Part 9

Part 9 of a history of the Karapiro-Maungatautari area by Te Kaapo Clark and Lyn Tairi.  This chapter takes up the history after the Battle of Rangiriri and the imprisonment of Tioriori. 1800 KO NGĀTI…

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The First Cars of Cambridge – Part 2

The following is an abridged transcript of a talk given to the Cambridge Historical Society by Neville Souter, aged 70, in September 1969. His grandfather, Captain William Burns Souter founded the firm of W Souter…

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Te Ihingarangi – Part 8

Part 8 of a history of the Karapiro-Maungatautari area by Te Kaapo Clark and Lyn Tairi. Pictured above, Portrait of Tioriori, principal chief of Ngāti Koroki of Maungatautari, 1863.  Source: Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 661-24 …

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Te Ihingarangi – Part 7

Part 7 of a history of the Karapiro-Maungatautari area by Te Kaapo Clark and Lyn Tairi. 1800 KO NGATI RAUKAWA, NGATIKOROKI, NGATI WAIRERE, NGATI HAUA The Reverend Alfred Brown, from Tauranga, and James Hamlin were the…

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Swimming in Lake Te Koutu (now Te Koo Utu)

Waikato Times 26 February 1887 A large concourse of people met in the Cambridge Domain yesterday to witness the swimming races, organised by the headmaster, Mr Stewart and a committee of old boys.  The prizes…

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The Ballad of Robert Barlow

According to an entry in the Cambridge Police Charge Book, Robert Barlow, alias Tanete, was imprisoned at 4pm on 8 February 1871 “for stealing from a ‘whare’ at Maungatautari certain articles of clothing also a…

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Busy Lizzie Quiz Answers

Here are the answers to our Busy Lizzie research quiz. Download the quiz sheet here     CAMBRIDGE PEOPLE AND PLACE 30 minute activity 1902 Widow? They received a Civic Welcome and lunch at the…

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Answers – Where there’s a Will

Here are the answers to our “Where there is a Will” quiz. Download the quiz sheet here>Where there’s a Will Quiz Sheet     CAMBRIDGE PEOPLE AND PLACE 30 minute activity Robert Morse and his…

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