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English settler Edmund Buxton, with his wife and family of six daughters, commissioned architect Mr Beatson and builder Mr Holland to create their home. It was completed about 1855,...Read more about "Broadgreen House"...
Edward Baigent - Man of many mills
The mill which Edward Baigent built at Ryversdale, at the entrance to Pigeon Valley[http://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/Pigeon+Valley,+Tasman+7025/@-41.3992349,173.0398135,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x6d3ba27cd64e6969:0x936e74b826a0f3b0] in 1855, was not the first he had built in the Wakefield[sitetree_link,id=430] area, nor was it...Read more about "Edward Baigent - Man of many mills"...
Jens Hansen Jens Hansen. Photo by Mr Jan Zeman (supplied by the Hansen family) Click image to enlarge “Nihil sine labore" was the Latin motto inscribed on the road sign outside...Read more about "Jens Hansen"...
Maori and education
Pre-European Māori learned by oral methods which developed strong memory skills and powerful oratory. Early European visitors and settlers admired Māori intelligence. Dieffenbach (1839) wrote: Greenwood, Sarah: The Motueka...Read more about "Maori and education"...
La Bella Vita - Italians in Nelson
The first Italians came to the top of the South Island for different reasons, with the majority escaping poverty and a lack of opportunity in their homeland. One of...Read more about "La Bella Vita - Italians in Nelson"...
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