History

Koitiata History

About Koitiata History

The 2017 centenary of Koitiata was the catalyst for the History of Koitiata project. Many newspaper clippings and photos from the 1920’s, together with information of numerous types from many other sources enabled the project to eventuate.

A 40-page publication, “100 Years at the Beach” written by Koitiata resident Eddy Mason, is a condensed view of Koitiata’s history, focusing on earlier years and the establishment of the village. It was produced in early 2017 and a copy of that book is available on this site below, to read or download.

The Koitiata/History web page was established later in 2017 as an accessible venue for the extensive collection of information and documents that had been collected. This website has been upgraded in 2022 and the History page revamped with the view of presenting that content in a more accessible and readable format.

All the previously separate History content files of each topic have now been condensed into a single subject PDF file. Each of the PDF Flipbooks below include the printed book page(s) and the additional collected documents that are relevant to each subject. Most subjects have now been expanded on and contain extra pages of information. Also now available are additional topics which were not covered in the book or included on the original website. 

Many documents available were already copies of copies and the reproduction of those and other scanned information has resulted in some difficult to read pages in some of the PDF Flipbooks. To provide a better viewing of those difficult to read pages, all subjects are also accessible via the bottom section of this page with button activation for opening each subject PDF in your viewer or browser window.

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100 Years at the Beach

100 Years at the Beach

The Contents

The Contents

1.Before

1. Before

2.Begins

2. Begins

3.For Sale

3. For Sale

4.Shaky Start

4. Shaky Start

5. Village Grows

5. Village Grows

6. Getting Serviced

6. Getting Serviced

7. Freeholding

7. Freeholding

8. Floods

8. Floods

9. Recollections

9. Recollections

10. Hall & Fire Shed

10. Hall & Fire Shed

11. Causeway

11. Causeway

12. Organising pt1

12a. Organising Part One

12b, Organising pt2

12b.Organising Part Two

13. Fire Brigade

13. Fire Brigade

14. Campground

14. History of Campground

15. Socialising

15. Socialising

16. The Piano

16. The Piano

17. Bowling Green

17. Bowling Green

18. Domain. Which Domain?

18. Which Domain?

19. K.D.R.R.

19. Recreation Reserve

20. Moving River

20. Moving River

21. River Diversion

21. River Diversion

22. Goings On

22a. Goings On

22b. About Rates

22b. … About Rates

23. Shipwrecks

23. Shipwrecks Part One

24. Shipwrecks Part2

24. Shipwrecks Part Two

Coming Soon

Maps & Plans

Coming Soon

Photos

Newsletters 1

Newsletters One

Newsletters 2

Newsletters Two

Newsletters 3

Newsletters Three

Newsletters 4

Newsletters Four

Newsletters 5

Newsletters Five

Newsletters 6

Newsletters Six

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