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Captain Arthur Wakefield (1799-1843) was regarded as a fine naval officer and after retiring early from the Royal Navy, became resident agent of the new Nelson settlement. He was...Read more about "Captain Arthur Wakefield"...
Sarah and John Danforth Greenwood
Sarah Greenwood (1809-1889) John Danforth Greenwood had been a successful physician in Mitcham, Surrey, England, but was forced to retire due to ill health in about 1838. The family...Read more about "Sarah and John Danforth Greenwood"...
New Zealand Company
The New Zealand Company, a commercial enterprise formed in Britain, dispatched an expedition to establish its second New Zealand settlement, to be named Nelson, in 1841. New Zealand Company...Read more about "New Zealand Company"...
The Murchison Earthquake
*Shaky Ground* For centuries before Europeans arrived, Māori had experienced rū whenua - ‘the shaking of the land'. According to Māori tradition, earthquakes are caused by the god Rūaumoko (or...Read more about "The Murchison Earthquake"...
Ship Cove and Captain Cook
Captain James Cook spent a total of 328 days exploring the New Zealand coastline during his three voyages. The initial purpose of Cook's voyages was to observe the Transit of Venus in...Read more about "Ship Cove - a haven for Captain Cook"...
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