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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 Kingi Te Rangitaake 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"...
The Art of Wakefield Quay
Wakefield Quay named after Captain Arthur Wakefield[captain-arthur-wakefield/] of the New Zealand Company[new-zealand-company/] was where many early European Settlers first set foot in New Zealand. It boasts beautiful views of Nelson's...Read more about "The Art of Wakefield Quay"...
A true Nelsonian Florence Knight died in Nelson in 1973. In this affectionate tribute her great nephew Robin Knight, an international journalist for more than 30 years, describes her...Read more about "Florence Knight"...
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