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 end...Read more about "Timber Pioneers - Brownlee and Baigent"...
Abel Tasman and Māori in Golden Bay
When the Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman sailed into Golden Bay in 1642, a mutual cultural misunderstanding may have been one reason for the brief violent encounter with local...Read more about "The first meeting - Abel Tasman and Māori in Golden Bay"...
Waikoropupu Springs and Hydro Walkway
Legends of taniwha protecting the healing waters of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest cold water springs, tales of hardship in the backbreaking search for gold, and the story of how...Read more about "The Golden Waikoropupu"...
Lure of gold - Aorere
A few specks of gold, found in the Aorere Valley by a musterer in October 1856, saw more than 2000 men flood into Massacre Bay over the following...Read more about "Aorere gold"...
Isel House and Park
A historic park and house, named after Isel, a small village in Cumbria England, and a recreation ground form part of the legacy left by the Marsden family...Read more about "Isel House and Park – legacy of the Marsden family"...
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