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“At 3 am the Collingwood Institute and Library ... burned down, nothing being saved. The Institute was an old building but the Library is a new one, and...Read more about "Collingwood Library"...
Gold was known in the Wangapeka district since the late 1850s.1 However, although an award was paid in 1861 to prospectors for the discovery of gold in the Wangapeka district,...Read more about "Wangapeka Gold"...
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"...
A self-made man who used his considerable fortune to make many gifts to his adopted city, Nelson. Thomas Cawthron has left many enduring legacies, including the Church steps...Read more about "Thomas Cawthron 1833-1915"...
Emerging from the bush The discovery of gold and the search for grazing land were the initial driving forces behind the establishment of the township of Hampden, which later...Read more about "Murchison"...
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