Waipa District Libraries
Te Awamutu Library - Reopens 1933

Te Awamutu Library - Reopens 1933

April 17, 2020

Preparations are underway for the Te Awamutu Library to reopen. Referencing the Waipa Post and Waikato Times.

Te Awamutu Library Annual Meeting 1932

Te Awamutu Library Annual Meeting 1932

April 6, 2020

Join us for the report of the Te Awamutu Library Annual Meeting of subscribers 1932 as published in the Waipa Post 5 November 1932, courtesy of digital content supplied by NZME.

Te Awamutu Library - Proposed new site 1931

Te Awamutu Library - Proposed new site 1931

April 6, 2020

There were a number of discussions published from 1931 to 1932 as the search for a site for a new public library for Te Awamutu continued. Join us for a range of discussions published in 1931. A decision was confirmed in late 1932.

Te Awamutu Library - Site Discussions 1932

Te Awamutu Library - Site Discussions 1932

April 6, 2020

There were a number of discussions published from 1931 to 1932 as the search for a site for a new public library for Te Awamutu continued. A decision was confirmed in late 1932.

Te Awamutu ‘Thirty Years Ago’ 26 November 1931

Te Awamutu ‘Thirty Years Ago’ 26 November 1931

April 3, 2020

An insight into Te Awamutu history told in 1931 referencing 30 years prior. As published in the Waipa Post 26 November 1931.

Image reference: By Radcliffe, Frederick George, 1863-1923 - http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22816198, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=43494264

Cambridge Public Library 21 March 1911

Cambridge Public Library 21 March 1911

April 1, 2020

Retracing the final meeting of the Committtee of the Cambridge Public Library. Read from a newspaper article from 21 March 1911.

Plaque for Redoubt Site

Plaque for Redoubt Site

March 30, 2020

In 1964 a plaque was erected by the New Zealand Historical Places Trust in Cambridge to mark the location of the Ten Star Redoubt. This information is taken from a newspaper article which appeared at the time.

Frontier Town: A History of Te Awamutu

Frontier Town: A History of Te Awamutu

March 27, 2020

Frontier Town: A History of Te Awamutu is known as the definitive history of Te Awamutu for its first 100 years. The author, Dr Laurie Barber, was a senior Lecturer in history at the University of Waikato. He is also the author of A View from Pirongia.

This podcast is taken from the Conclusion.

The View from Pirongia

The View from Pirongia

March 24, 2020

The View from Pirongia: The History of Waipa County was published in 1978 and written by Dr L H Barber a senior lecturer in history at the University of Waikato.

In this episode we share the information written in the preface.

Plough of the Pakeha: A Cambridge Regional History

Plough of the Pakeha: A Cambridge Regional History

March 23, 2020

This historic text by Eric Beer and Alwyn Gascoigne was at the centre of the Heritage Month presentation Plough of the Pakeha: 1864 to 1874 Cambridge the first ten years. 

In this podcast we present the Foreword and the Introduction.

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