As this site develops our aim is to record the history of people's everyday lives. The everyday, the commonplace, the ordinary and the extraordinary. It's a way of letting local people take ownership of this site, of celebrating the uniqueness of our lives, and of ensuring that some record is kept of what has gone before.

Kaitikati e-memorial to World War One soldiers
Sixty men out of a total population of just over 400 left from Katikati to serve in the First World War. This is an online memorial to them.

Bert's War Rohan Greenland

The War Years from a Childhood Perspective Ellen McCormack

St Peters Anglican Church Margaret Brown

The Train Children Rosalie Smith

A Little Corner of Ulster in New Zealand: The Katikati Special Settlement 1875-1900 Jasmine Rogers

Janet & John Betty Roband

The Library Inez Cooper

Spark Doug Baker

Farming in Katikati Owen Henry

The A&P Show Owen Henry

KDV Mike Subritsky

The Naming of Anzac Bay Sue Baker Wilson

In November 2002 Western Bay of Plenty District Council allocated a room in the Katikati Library and Information Centre for use by people keen to preserve the history of the area. The room is staffed by volunteers who work to gather, store and share information about Katikati and the district. They don't have a phone or email, but you can snailmail them at:

Katikati Archival Information
c/- Katikati Library & Information Centre
Main Rd, Katikati

Links to other sites of interest:
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New Zealand History This site 'aims to be the first port of call in the search for information on New Zealand history'.

The New Zealand - Ireland Connection Angela McCarthy is completing a PhD thesis at Trinity College Dublin, based on letters exchanged between Irish migrants and their friends and families in Ireland. This site includes a brief history of Irish emigration to New Zealand and other information of interest to people exploring the Irish Connection.

The memorial to George Vesey Stewart in the Uretara Domain.