Slavery in Colonial Times
As in many other cultures, slavery was a key element of Māori society. Mōkai (servants or slaves) were usually spoils of war, condemned to lives of drudgery, danger,...Read more about "Slavery in Colonial Times"...
Shakespeare Bay is a deepwater harbour just to the West of the main Picton harbour, separated by Kaipupu Point, now a wildlife sanctuary. Although there is no record of...Read more about "Shakespeare Bay"...
New and altered geographic names of Te Tau ihu
On 1 August 2014, a number of new or altered geographic names took effect as a result of the following Treaty Claims settlements: Ngāti Apa ki...Read more about "New and altered geographic names of Te Tau ihu"...
History of Nelson Rugby
Of all Nelson's claims to history, none are as significant to the development of New Zealand's culture as our rugby background. Rugby is a crucial aspect of our...Read more about "The History of Nelson Rugby"...
Endeavour Inlet and the Antimony Mine
Endeavour Inlet was so named by Captain James Cook after his ship Endeavour, which anchored in Queen Charlotte Sound in 1770. At the time this, and other bays...Read more about "Endeavour Inlet and the Antimony Mine"...
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