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The Murchison Earthquake
*Shaky Ground* For centuries before Europeans arrived, Māori had experienced rū whenua - ‘the shaking of the land'. According to Māori tradition, earthquakes are caused by the god Rūaumoko (or...Read more about "The Murchison Earthquake"...
Plane crash at Tākaka
Max Heath survived World War II as a fighter pilot, came home to Tākaka and not long after, was killed in a plane crash.1 The 25-year-old warrant officer from...Read more about "Plane crash at Tākaka"...
FRANK, Rosaline (1864-1954) Rosaline Margaret Frank (or Rose Frank) was one of New Zealand's first professional women photographers, and the first in Nelson. She was born on 21 December...Read more about "Pioneering women artists"...
Effie and Ralphine Richardson
Effie Newbigging Richardson, 1849? - 1928, and Ralphine Zealandia Regina Richardson, 1887-1969. *Euphemia [Effie] Johnstone* was born sometime between 1849 and 1859 in Argyllshire, Scotland. Her father had died...Read more about "Effie and Ralphine Richardson"...
Mary Caroline Bisley was born near Hamburg on 23 Dec 1836 and called Johanna Maria Karalina [Lina] Karsten . She emigrated to NZ with her parents from...Read more about "Mary Caroline Bisley 1836-1917"...
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