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Tree Information x

Identifier: BPR/G1844
Tree Type: Group
Registered By: Crawford, T.
Registration Category: Historic tree – Local interest
General Notes:
A fine commemorative double avenue of Podocarpus totara. In 1949 Charles Hansen planted 39 tōtara trees, which stand as a memorial for 41 (two people were added to the list after the trees were planted) former Tauranga District High School students who were killed in World War II (1939-1945). These trees border Nicholson Field, part of what is now Tauranga Boys’ College (McCauley, N.D). The line of trees is known locally as the ‘Memorial Grove’ (Crawford, T., 2022).
References:
1] Neil G. Hansen, ‘A Tauranga Memorial to Cherish’, Historical Review, vol. 43, no. 2, November 1995, pp. 71-2
2] Debbie McCauley, Author. Tauranga Roll of Honour: World War Two. www.debbiemccauleyauthor.wordpress.com, accessed 22.11.2022
Keywords: WWII, ANZAC

Group Details

Group Type: Single species
Feature Tree Genus: Podocarpus
Feature Tree Species: totara
Feature Tree Common Names: tōtara,
QE II Covenanted: No
NZ Indigenous Bush type: Default Value
Given Name: Memorial Grove
Actual Planting Date: 1949
Approx. Planting Date:
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 73 years
Tree Health Description: They appear in good health
Local Protection Status: Unknown
Tree Present: Yes
Number of Trees: 39
Area Covered: (none)
Group of Tree Type: Commemorative

Observations

Date Observer Action
22 Nov 2022 Crawford, T.

Location

Lat/Long: -37.70443920916267 / 176.15537214279178
Location Name: Tauranga Boys' College
Address: 15th Avenue
Suburb: Tauranga South
City/Town: Tauranga
Region: Bay of Plenty - Central Plateau
Location Description: An avenue of trees running beside 15th Avenue between Cameron and Devonport Roads.
Public Accessibility: School/University
Local Authority: Tauranga City Council

Images

Preview Credit Date
Thomas Crawford 23 Nov 2022
Thomas Crawford 23 Nov 2022
Thomas Crawford 23 Nov 2022
BOP Times, Taurange City Libraries ref gcb-009. Pictured Major A.J. Voss, Mr A. Bell and Mr C. Hansen 29 Oct 1960
Neil G. Hansen 29 Oct 1960
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