The Mud Daily Quiz 2

 

26 3 2020

1 In what year was Glenholme School opened?

2 What was the name of the decorated Word War 2 pilot who retired to Okareka, Rotorua?

3 Who was the general manager of the Rotorua Daily Post who fought in World War 2 and was awarded a CBE in 1992.?

4 Where were the sheep and cattle sale yards (clue: sheep were driven north along Old Taupo Road on the way to yards, sometimes staying into front yards)?

5 What was the name of the Whakarewarewa elder whose grandmother was said to have seen the phantom canoe on Lake Tarawera before the eruption?

 

Courtesy of ‘Rotorua People – 1880’s to 1940’s by Peggy (Ford) Allen, ISBN 0-473-03821-8

The Mud Quiz 1 Answers

25 3 2020

1 In what year did Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles visit Rotorua? – In 1974, 30 January – 8 February 1974, in New Zealand for 1974 Commonwealth Games.

Check: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Commonwealth_visits_made_by_Elizabeth_II

2 What was the name of Rotorua’s first hotel? Lake House (circa 1872).  Ohinemutu was the first area of Rotorua where incoming Europeans resided.

3 What was the name of a Rotorua transport pioneer – clue, a street name in Glenholme? Robertson Street, after Edwin Roberston.

4 Which real estate company goes back to a land agency business in 1911? McDowell Real Estate Ltd

5 What sawmill was established in 1939? Waipa Sawmill

 

Courtesy of ‘Rotorua People – 1880’s to 1940’s by Peggy (Ford) Allen, ISBN 0-473-03821-8

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