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Lily Robertson and the Lighthouse
My Life by Lily Robertson (1878-1956) Nelson Lighthouse Excerpt from the Lighthouse by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, from Lily's diary. Click image to enlarge My birthplace was at the home of...Read more about "Lily Robertson and the Lighthouse"...
The Brothers Islands and Lighthouse
Off the north end of Arapawa Island in Cook Strait lie a group of islets known as The Brothers. In Maori tradition, these are Ngawhatu Kai-ponu: ‘the eyeballs...Read more about "The Brothers Islands and Lighthouse"...
John Kidson 1808-1875
Gardener, Nelson settler, participant in Wairau Affray and New Zealand Company agitator John and Amelia Kidson both had secure jobs in England - he was a gardener at the...Read more about "John Kidson (senior) 1808-1875"...
Suffrage symbol Women's Suffrage 125 symbol Suffrage 125 2018 marks the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. On 19 September 1893 the Electoral Act 1893 was passed, giving all...Read more about "Women's Suffrage"...
Seasonal Workers in 20th Century Motueka
Motueka has long been a highly productive agricultural region, with a focus on tobacco[tobacco/], hops[the-hop-centre-of-new-zealand/] and apples[apple-industry/]. The region has often struggled to meet the demand for labour, particularly at...Read more about "Seasonal Workers in 20th Century Motueka"...
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