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Ngāti Tumatakokiri, a numerous and fierce tribe, dominated the north-western quadrant of the South Island for at least 200 years. Their ancestors arrived in Aotearoa from Hawaiki on the...Read more about "Ngati Tumatakokiri "...
Early Jewish Settlement in Nelson
Jewish traders were recorded in New Zealand as early as 1829, and these were probably sealers and whalers[marlborough-sounds-whaling/]. There were a number of Jewish shareholders in the New Zealand Company[new-zealand-company/]...Read more about "Early Jewish Settlement in Nelson"...
*The ideal settler* When William Harkness, and his older brother John disembarked from the Thomas Sparks[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/ThomasSparks1843.htm] at Nelson on 26th February 1843, it was to be the beginning of a productive...Read more about "William Harkness"...
Guinness comes to the Top of the South
The renowned Irish Guinness family and their equally famous stout have a strong connection to the Nelson, Tasman, and Golden Bay regions, dating back to the 1850s. The...Read more about "Guinness comes to the Top of the South"...
Tophouse, the scene of a murder/suicide in 1894, was the natural pass between the Wairau, Motupiko and Buller Rivers, and was commonly used by Maori in pre-European times. Tophouse...Read more about "Tophouse"...
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