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Pakohe - Argillite
Known to Māori as pakohe, and to geologists as metamorphosed indurated mudstone, argillite is particularly associated with the Nelson-Marlborough region in New Zealand. It is found on Rangitoto (D'Urville Island), along the...Read more about "Pakohe - Argillite"...
John Wallis Barnicoat
Surveyor and Speaker of the Nelson Provincial Council Born in Falmouth, Barnicoat was articled as a civil engineer before immigrating to New Zealand as a cabin passenger on the...Read more about "John Wallis Barnicoat 1814-1905"...
Vinings of Nelson and the motor industry
When William Graeme Vining boarded a ship bound for New Zealand in 1892 he had no idea where his road to a better life would lead him. W.G....Read more about "Vinings of Nelson and the motor industry"...
Kōkōwai (red ochre), obtained from clays rich in iron and aluminium silicates, was highly prized by Māori; depending on chemical composition, reds, oranges, yellows and browns were produced. Onekaka...Read more about "Kokowai"...
The Taranaki Refugees
The Taranaki War of 1860 had a lasting legacy for both Maori and Pakeha communities in Taranaki and Te Tau Ihu. The impact of the war on Taranaki Maori[te-tau-ihu-maori-and-the-taranaki-wars/]...Read more about "The Taranaki Refugees"...
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