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Maori and education
Pre-European Māori learned by oral methods which developed strong memory skills and powerful oratory. Early European visitors and settlers admired Māori intelligence. Dieffenbach (1839) wrote: Greenwood, Sarah: The Motueka...Read more about "Maori and education"...
Te Tau Ihu Maori and the Taranaki Wars
On 17 March 1860, Government troops attacked the pa Te Kohia at Waitara, North Taranaki, stronghold of Wiremu Kīngi Te Rangitāke of Te Atiawa and his followers. Te...Read more about "Te Tau Ihu Maori and the Taranaki Wars"...
Fires in Nelson
*When Nelson went to blazes* It was during my childhood years. Very few people had telephones. If you wanted to call the fire brigade you had to rush up...Read more about "Fires in Nelson"...
Pre-dam schemes The Maitai River was first considered for water supply in the 1930s. At this time the Brook Scheme[sitetree_link,id=549] (commissioned in 1867) was unable to meet demand. Rather than proceed...Read more about "Maitai Dam"...
Melrose House and Garden
The original garden The elegant garden around historic Melrose House[http://www.nelsoncitycouncil.co.nz/melrose/] is a short distance from the central city, on the corner of Upper Trafalgar Street and Brougham Street, and is...Read more about "Melrose House and Garden"...
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