The author of this entry for TeKopuru was a resident of the village for some 25 years, not long enough to be considered a local but during this period gathered a great deal of information on the history of Te Kopuru and the surrounding district. A lot of this has come from the few remaining long time residents and their descendents, the bulk from a variety of publications and below is a list of those resources.


Early Northern Wairoa                         John Stallworthy                      1916

The Great Northern Wairoa                 E K Bradley                               1972

Pakoi Tara Te Kopuru                           P Bickers                                  c1945

History of Te Kopuru Hospital            Ivy Pratt                                     1992

Stethoscopes & Saddlebags                 Eleanor Baker-McLaglan        1965

Te Kopuru-Dargaville Bus Co. Ltd     Clive Otway/Sean Miller         2006

New Zealanders with the Royal Air Force (Vol1), New Zealand in the 2nd WW

                                                                  Wing Commander HL Thompson 1953

Nga Tamatoa                                          Monty Soutar                              2008




Dargaville Museum                     http://www.dargavillemuseum.co.nz/

Matakohe Museum                      http://www.kauri-museum.com/

Alexander Turnbull Library      http://www.natlib.govt.nz/atl

RNZAF Museum                          http://www.airforcemuseum.co.nz/

Auckland Memorial Museum   http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/

Kaipara District Council            http://www.kaipara.govt.nz/index.php

Archives New Zealand                http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/

Wellington Museum                    http://www.museumofwellington.co.nz/

Commonwealth War Graves Commission     www.cwgc.org/

 28th  Maori Battalion                 www.28maoribattalion.org.nz/