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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 Māori in pre-European times. Tophouse...Read more about "Tophouse"...
1918 Influenza pandemic in Nelson
The 1918 influenza pandemic has been called "the world's biggest disaster of the twentieth century"1, and its lessons continue to be significant. The outbreak killed more people than World...Read more about "1918 Influenza pandemic in Nelson"...
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"...
Ngāti Tūmatakōkiri 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 Kurahaupo waka,...Read more about "Ngāti Tūmatakōkiri "...
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