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Telegraph Made World of Difference
The South and North Islands were connected by an under-sea telegraph cable across Cook Strait in 1866. Ten years later, the telegraph connection between London and Wakapuaka, Nelson, spanned...Read more about "Telegraph Made World of Difference"...
Jumped ship to become first Chinese Immigrant to New Zealand It was an unconventional arrival for New Zealand's first Chinese immigrant in 1842. Wong Ah Poo Hoc Ting, approx.1820-1920,...Read more about "Appo Hocton "...
It took nearly 50 years of exploration, analysis and debate 1 before Onekaka’s rich iron ore resource was to be commercially processed in 1922. While the Onekaka Iron and Steel...Read more about "Onekaka Ore"...
William Brownlee (1828-1917) and Edward Baigent (1813-1892) were two of Marlborough/Nelson's most successful sawmillers. Generations of both families continued to work in the timber and forestry industries until the...Read more about "Timber Pioneers - Brownlee and Baigent"...
Abel Tasman and Māori in Golden Bay / Mohua
When the Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman sailed into Golden Bay / Mohua in 1642, a mutual cultural misunderstanding may have been one reason for the brief violent encounter...Read more about "The first meeting - Abel Tasman and Māori in Golden Bay / Mohua"...
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