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Tree Information x

Identifier: TR/1883
Tree Type: Single
Registered By: Barker, K. P. & Brochner O.H.L.
Registration Category: Historic tree/s – Local interest
General Notes:
This tree at Hawera Intermediate School was planted in 1915 by Mr Conrad A Strack and his daughter Uriti May Strack. The tree was purchased at the winter show and planted beside the path that led from the headmaster's house into the school grounds. Conrad Strack was the headmaster of the then Hawera Main School from 1896-1924. Sadly he died only one year after retirement.
Conrad lost a son Karl Justus Strack at Passchendale in 1917. The plaque was later organised by Conrad's daughter Uriti May Torrie (nee Strack) who was a teacher from 1912-1916 at the School.
Uriti Torrie lived to 96 years of age and died in 1987 in England. She lost her fiancee Herbert Hogden in France also in 1917. Herbert left a legacy to Uriti which enabled her to study medicine at Otago University. Uriti (Riti) worked as a Doctor until she was 75 years old (Barker, K.P., 2023).

The Early Medical Women of New Zealand Uriti May Torrie (nee Strack)

Single Tree Details

Genus: Agathis
Species: australis
Common names: kauri,
Given Name: The Strack Kauri
Height: 12.80m
Height measurement method: Nikon Forestry Pro
Height Comments: (none)
Girth: 223 cm
Girth measurement height: 1.4 m
Girth Comments: (none)
Diameter: 71 cm
Crown Spread A: 10.50m
Crown Spread B: 10.00m
Avg. Crown Spread: 10.25m
Actual Planting Date: Jul 1915
Approx. Planting Date: 1915
e.g. circa. 1860
Current Age: 109 years
Tree Health Description: (none)
Tree Form Type: Single Trunk
Number of Trunks: 1
Tree Form Comments: In good health.
Champion Tree Score: 138
Local Protection Status: No
Tree Present: Yes
STEM Score: 0


Date Observer Action
13 Apr 2023 Barker, K. P. & Brochner O.H.L.


Lat/Long: -39.59406699507171 / 174.2793194916787
Location Name: Hawera Intermediate School
Address: 245 South Road
City/Town: Hawera
Region: Taranaki
Location Description: Tree located on the eastern side of the School.
Public Accessibility: School/University
Local Authority: South Taranaki District Council


Preview Credit Date
Kevin Barker 13 Apr 2023
Kevin Barker 13 Apr 2023
Internet 13 Apr 2023
Internet 13 Apr 2023
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