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Settlement in Stoke
Stoke was once a swampy area with numerous small streams. When Māori arrived in this area, it was a wetland with numerous streams draining water from the hills...Read more about "Settlement in Stoke"...
The hilltop overlooking Whakatü is known to Mäori as Piki mai, which translates as ‘climb hither'. Piki mai was a staging point for the pakohe[pakohe-argillite/] (argillite) industry, the nearest...Read more about "Piki mai "...
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"...
Mātauranga - Māori 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 "Mātauranga - Māori and education"...
The Hale family and the second Colonial landscape
The work of early nurserymen can be seen in Nelson and all over New Zealand. Their work marks significant milestones, from the Queen’s Jubilee[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/anniversaries/page-1] to the commemoration of the lives...Read more about "The Hale family and the second Colonial landscape"...