George Lawrence and the elephants of Wakefield The Waimea South Historical Society was recently gifted two intriguing photographs, of elephants bathing in the Wai-iti River and penned beside the...Read more about "George Lawrence"...
Resolution Bay or Atapu
It has been suggested that the Māori name for this bay should perhaps be O-Tapu, (a sacred place) or Ata-po (early dawn). Captain Cook[sitetree_link,id=140] named it Shag Cove, but...Read more about "Resolution Bay or Atapu"...
Nelson City Luncheon Club
One of Nelson's older Institutions - the Nelson City Luncheon Club voted to cease activity at the end of 2016. The Club had been active for 72 years...Read more about "Nelson City Luncheon Club"...
The Picton volunteers
In early Pakeha settlement, the tradition of a voluntary military service was carried over from England, and a Volunteer Corps[http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc02Cycl-t1-body1-d1-d19-d7.html] was formed in New Zealand, mainly because of the perceived threat...Read more about "The Picton volunteers"...
Broadgreen’s Domestic and Ground staff of the 1860s As was befitting an affluent middle-class family such as the Buxtons[sitetree_link,id=535] of Broadgreen House[sitetree_link,id=348] in Stoke, paid staff looked after domestic and...Read more about "Upstairs Downstairs"...
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