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Maori and education
Pre-European Maori learned by oral methods which developed strong memory skills and powerful oratory. Early European visitors and settlers admired Maori intelligence. Dieffenbach (1839) wrote: Greenwood, Sarah: The Motueka...Read more about "Maori and education"...
The pioneers of the Hope Valley are commemorated by a memorial at Glenhope. The small rock cairn was originially erected by the Owen Women’s Institute in 1935, close to...Read more about "Glenhope Pioneers"...
Rakaia and the Cut
Cutting a Swathe SS Rakaia entering harbour April 19, 09 SS Rakaia entering harbour April 1909 . The Nelson Provincial Museum, Print Collection: 308041 Click image to...Read more about "Rakaia and the Cut"...
With New Zealand troops away in Africa fighting in the Second Boer War (1899-1902) the citizens of Nelson gave a particularly enthusiastic welcome to a contingent from the Indian...Read more about "RIMS Dalhousie"...
Nelson's power struggle
Electricity was not commonly used in New Zealand until late in the 19th Century, with some cities and towns using electricity for street lighting and trams from 1888....Read more about "Nelson's power struggle"...
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