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The hilltop overlooking Whakatü is known to Mäori as Pikimai, which translates as ‘climb hither'. Piki mai was a staging point for the pakohe[pakohe-argillite/] (argillite) industry, the nearest quarries...Read more about "Piki mai "...
Trooper Ralph Vincent James and his Monument
Collingwood lad, Trooper Ralph Vincent James 2483, died of enteric fever (typhoid fever) on 20 November 1900 at Zeerust Transvaal, South Africa while serving in the Boer War[http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/south-african-boer-war/introduction] for the...Read more about "Trooper Ralph Vincent James and his Monument"...
Marlborough Sounds Whaling
For nearly 140 years, whales on their annual migration north were spotted by whalers from hilltop lookouts at the entrance to Tory Channel. Whale chasing boats then raced out to harpoon them...Read more about "Marlborough Sounds Whaling"...
La Bella Vita - Italians in Nelson
The first Italians came to the top of the South Island for different reasons, with the majority escaping poverty and a lack of opportunity in their homeland. One of...Read more about "La Bella Vita - Italians in Nelson"...
St Andrews Church and early Wakapuaka
Wakapuaka Settlement View of the Bluffs View of The Bluffs ,1890. Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Collection Click image to enlarge. The area now known as Wakapuaka was...Read more about "St Andrews Church and early Wakapuaka"...
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