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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.

The Naming of Cambridge

The Naming of Cambridge

March 23, 2020

Many people assume that Cambridge in New Zealand was named after the English University. But in fact it was named after Queen Victoria's first cousin Prince George, George William Frederick Charles. He was the second Duke of Cambridge.

The excerpt. 'The Duke's Village' is taken from Cambridge An Illustrated History 1186-1986 by Sally K Parker.

Minutes of the first meeting of the Cambridge Library Committee

Minutes of the first meeting of the Cambridge Library Committee

March 23, 2020

The first meeting of the newly elected Cambridge Library Committee was held in the library building on 9 December 1909. The minutes were recorded by J Hammond on 15 February 1910.

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