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Te Rauparaha’s Account of the Wairau Affray
The Wairau Affray , as it has become known, resulted in the deaths of twenty-two Europeans, including Arthur Wakefield and Henry Thompson . Four Maori are known to...Read more about "Te Rauparaha’s Account of the Wairau Affray"...
Slavery in Colonial Times
As in many other cultures, slavery was a key element of Maori society. Mokai were usually spoils of war, condemned to lives of drudgery, danger, heavy physical work and...Read more about "Slavery in Colonial Times"...
The Parihaka Prophets in Nelson
In the 1860s and 1870s Taranaki Maori were troubled by Government determination to enforce European settlement of traditional lands. Promised reserves did not eventuate, and by 1866 dispossessed Maori...Read more about "The Parihaka Prophets in Nelson "...
What’s in a name – Wakatu or Whakatu?
Many Maori names of localities and landscape features are no longer known, and where they have been preserved, the reason for the name may have disappeared in the...Read more about "What’s in a name – Wakatu or Whakatu?"...
Kupe and the Boulder Bank
The distinctive Boulder Bank protecting Nelson Haven, known to Māori as Te Taero o Kereopa or Te Tahuna a Tama-i-ea, was named to commemorate exploits during Kupe's visit...Read more about "Kupe and the Boulder Bank"...
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