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Motueka and early settlement
Around 1839-1840, the Ngati Rarua and Te Atiawa people living in the Motueka region heard that a European settlement was likely to be established there and realised this offered ...Read more about "Motueka and early settlement"...
Background Antonio Wett was an early resident of Nelson, arriving there in about 1866. In the following 44 years, until his death in 1910, he married, had a family...Read more about "Antonio Wett"...
New Zealand's first rugby club
On 30 May 1868 a notable event occurred in the small town of Nelson: the formation of The Nelson Football Club which, within two years, became the Nelson Rugby Football Club. This was...Read more about "New Zealand's first rugby club"...
Just how did a German geologist come to survey the Nelson region's mineral resources, gift a major mineral and fossil collection to the Nelson Institute and lay the...Read more about "Ferdinand Hochstetter (1829-1884)"...
History of Nelson Rugby
Charles John Monro, 1930 Charles John Monro, 1930 [founder of Rugby Union in New Zealand], The Nelson Provincial Museum, Cooper-Sharp Collection, 223693/9 Click to enlarge Of all Nelson's claims to...Read more about "The History of Nelson Rugby"...
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