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Jumped ship to become first Chinese Immigrant to New Zealand It was an unconventional arrival for New Zealand's first Chinese immigrant in 1842. Wong Ah Poo Hoc Ting, approx.1820-1920,...Read more about "Appo Hocton "...
Construction of Rocks Road and sea wall
*Rocky Road to Completion* When Frederick Tuckett, the chief surveyor of the New Zealand Company, was setting out the plan for Nelson, the only viable access to the farmlands...Read more about "Construction of Rocks Road and sea wall"...
Thomas Maddock and Lucy Knight of Marlborough
*Just an old Marlborough man and his daughter* When the first waves of settlers landed on the beaches of Nelson many were shocked at what they saw. The...Read more about "Thomas Maddock and Lucy Knight of Marlborough"...
Captain Edward Fearon
The King of Motueka Times were turbulent when one of Motueka’s earliest Pakeha pioneers arrived to take up his newly-bought block of land. Edward Fearon had barely pitched his...Read more about "Captain Edward Fearon"...
The naming of Nelson
The settlers arrived in what was to become Nelson, in 1842, a couple of years after one of the world's most famous landmarks, Nelson's Column, had gone up...Read more about "The naming of Nelson "...
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