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The Wairau Affray, also known as the Wairau Massacre or the Wairau Incident, was the first significant armed conflict between Māori and British settlers after the signing of the Treaty...Read more about "Wairau Affray"...
The Picton volunteers
In early Pakeha settlement, the tradition of a voluntary military service was carried over from England, and a Volunteer Corps[http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc02Cycl-t1-body1-d1-d19-d7.html] was formed in New Zealand, mainly because of the perceived threat...Read more about "The Picton volunteers"...
Telegraph Made World of Difference
The South and North Islands were connected by an under-sea telegraph cable across Cook Strait in 1866. Ten years later, the telegraph connection between London and Wakapuaka, Nelson, spanned...Read more about "Telegraph Made World of Difference"...
The Scow Echo
A.S. Echo, now permanently ‘on the hard’ on Picton foreshore, was built from kauri in 1905 at Te Kopuru near Dargaville by William Brown & Sons (William Brown...Read more about "The Scow Echo"...
Life in Linkwater
John Collins did a bit of everything to make a living on his Cullensville hill country farm: milking cows, shearing sheep, mustering and mussel harvesting. Linkwater JC Cemetary 7376 John...Read more about "Life in Linkwater"...
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