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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"...
It was a love of science and the foresight of a Nelson philanthropist, Thomas Cawthron, that led to the establishment of an institute that is now a world...Read more about "The Philanthropist and the Cawthron Institute"...
It is thought Māori used the Tasman region as a rich food and flax resource from as early as 1350 AD.1 However, a lack of archaeological evidence suggests...Read more about "Early Richmond"...
Francis Dillon Bell
New Zealand Company and Government officer Like many of Nelson's earliest European settlers, Francis Bell had a Quaker background. JSir Francis Dillon Bell Sir Francis Dillon Bell...Read more about "Francis Dillon Bell 1822–1898"...
Percy Adams and his gates
Percy Adams Memorial Gates, Wakapuaka Cemetery Percy Bolland Adams was born in Marlborough on 5 March 1854. His fatherWilliam Adams[http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc05Cycl-t1-body1-d2-d2-d2.html], owner of Langley Dale[http://www.heritage.org.nz/the-list/details/1479]1 station, was a Lawyer, was briefly the Marlborough...Read more about "Percy Adams and his gates"...
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