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Artist, draughtsman and explorer The young Charles Heaphy was initially employed by the New Zealand Company as an artist and draughtsman, but his duties were varied and included helping to chart...Read more about "Charles Heaphy 1820-1881"...
Surveyor and Explorer Thomas Brunner was a young, upper middle-class Englishman working for an Oxford architect and surveyor, but he came from a family of colonists and had adventure...Read more about "Thomas Brunner (1821–74)"...
Takaka Hill tracks and roads
This story provides additional information about early access over Takaka Hill.[the-lime-and-marble-of-takaka-hill/] Takaka Hill[assets/Your_stories/Takaka-Hill.jpg]Climber: Takaka Hill Road by chillicheese (Flickr image). Click to enlarge George Murray and party left Riwaka 25 April 1844...Read more about "Takaka Hill tracks and roads"...
Kehu - Guide Extraordinaire
Kehu described himself as Ngati Tumatakokiri, his father Tamane’s tribe, although he was also Ngati Apa / Ngai Tahu through his mother Mata Nohinohi. Tumatakokiri dominated the South Island northwest...Read more about "Kehu - Maori Guide Extraordinaire"...
Wiremu Kingi Te Koihua
Te Koihua, who was the chief of Pakawau, Mohua, spanned the decades between authentic Maori lifestyle and the new society resulting from colonisation and European settlement. He remained a...Read more about "Wiremu Kingi Te Koihua"...