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Nelson becomes a City
Nelson became a city in 1859, an event which has been seen as a significant cause for celebration as centenary and 150 year events by the Council and...Read more about "Nelson becomes a City"...
Pa and Kainga
Ancient pa and kainga are scattered across Te Tau Ihu o Waka. European settlers certainly did not arrive in a "barren social and cultural landscape..."1 Webber, John:The inside...Read more about "Pa and Kainga"...
Maori and Business
Māori started trading with Europeans from the late 18th Century: with Captain Cook’s crews in the 1770s, Bellingshausen’s Russian expedition in 1820, D'Urville’s officers and men in 1827, and whalers and sealers in the 1820s...Read more about "Maori and Business"...
New Zealand Company Surveyor, Politician and Quaker Samuel Stephens sailed from England on the Whitby in 1841 with Arthur Wakefield, and they became close friends. As they sailed near the...Read more about "Samuel Stephens (1803-1855)"...
John Kidson 1808-1875
Gardener, Nelson settler, participant in Wairau Affray and New Zealand Company agitator John and Amelia Kidson both had secure jobs in England - he was a gardener at the...Read more about "John Kidson (senior) 1808-1875"...
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