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Asbestos and the Chaffeys
A place to hide was what the Chaffeys sought when they moved to the Cobb Valley in Nelson's remote northwest mountains. It was their desire for solitude, and...Read more about "Asbestos and the Chaffeys"...
The first Maori immigrants, who came from much warmer climes, were forced to adapt their horticultural methods quickly in order to survive. Kumara, in particular, required a long, warm...Read more about "Maori horticultural skills and their soils"...
Ngai Tara at Appleby Pa
In the late 1500s when Ngāti Tūmatak[sitetree_link,id=490]ō[http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2014/0019/latest/DLM5214278.html]kiri[sitetree_link,id=490] were consolidating their hold over the western districts of Te Tau Ihu, a section of the closely-related Ngai Tara iwi from the Hataitai...Read more about "Ngai Tara at Appleby Pa"...
A role in which Maori distinguished themselves, and to which they seemed to be particularly well-suited by their courage and physical prowess, was rescuing people in distress. One rescue occurred...Read more about "Maori Rescues"...
Maori and Whaling
Ancient archaeological finds in Te Tau Ihu include whale tooth pendants, whalebone amulets and other adornments, and simulated whale teeth made from local serpentine. It is not clear whether...Read more about "Maori and Whaling"...
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