Topic: Centennial Celebrations 1980

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This calendar was published by the Braynart Group as part of Rotorua's centennial celebrations, photographs for the calendar were supplied by the Rotorua Museum.

All photographs are copyrighted to the Rotorua Museum, if you are using any of these please cite the Rotorua Museum as the owner.


There are many books detailing Rotorua's history which can be found on the Library Catalogue including 2 books by Rotorua's Don Stafford,  "The founding years of Rotorua" and "The New Century in Rotorua". To access other sources, such as the Daily Post, Don Stafford's index to his research folders and Daily Post obituaries,  is available in the Library's Don Stafford Heritage collection.

One such article from the Daily Post is entitled "Rotorua birthdate 1880?" published 19 July 1975, p.3 by Geoff Douglas.

Another well known book by Enid Tapsell 'A history of Rotorua' is well worth a read, Enid Tapsell also wrote an article for the Rotorua Post, published 02 Aug 1955, p.5 entitled 'Footnotes to District history'

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Centennial Celebrations 1980


1161 Fenton St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Latitude and Longitude coordinates: -38.1353746,176.25343220000002

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Date of Event:Jan 1980 to Dec 1980