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New and altered geographic names of Te Tau ihu
On 1 August 2014 a number of new or altered geographic names took effect as a result of the following Treaty Claims settlements: Ngāti Apa ki...Read more about "New and altered geographic names of Te Tau ihu"...
History of Nelson Rugby
Charles John Monro, 1930 Charles John Monro, 1930 [founder of Rugby Union in New Zealand], The Nelson Provincial Museum, Cooper-Sharp Collection, 223693/9 Click to enlarge Of all Nelson's claims to...Read more about "The History of Nelson Rugby"...
Endeavour Inlet and the Antimony Mine
Endeavour Inlet was so named by Captain James Cook[ship-cove-and-captain-cook/] after his ship Endeavour, which anchored in Queen Charlotte Sound in 1770. At the time this, and other bays near...Read more about "Endeavour Inlet and the Antimony Mine"...
Wreck of the Fifeshire
The Fifeshire was one of the first New Zealand Company immigrant ships to arrive in the Nelson region; on its maiden voyage from London it carried 159 immigrants...Read more about "Wreck of the Fifeshire 1842"...
The naming of Nelson
The settlers arrived in what was to become Nelson, in 1842, a couple of years after one of the world's most famous landmarks, Nelson's Column, had gone up...Read more about "The naming of Nelson "...
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