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New Zealand Company Surveyor, Politician and Quaker Samuel Stephens sailed from England on the Whitby in 1841 with Arthur Wakefield, and they became close friends. As they sailed near the...Read more about "Samuel Stephens (1803-1855)"...
The deer park in Todds Valley 1910-1916
When settlers arrived in Nelson in 1841 there were few animals or game birds readily available as a source of food. Some animals and plants were introduced in...Read more about "The deer park in Todds Valley 1910-1916"...
Rifleman John William Brunning
A Long Lost Brunning Tucked away at the bottom of a page in a Motueka community newspaper was a small item headlined "Long lost Brunning". It featured the intriguing...Read more about " Rifleman John William Brunning"...
Stories from Schools
Your Stories from Schools The following stories, which are themed in the Your Story section of the site, have been contributed by regional school students. These stories have been lightly edited, with...Read more about "Stories from Schools"...
The Execution of the Maungatapu Murderers
Nelson's First Hanging At 8.30am, on Friday 5 October, 1866, the twang of three hangmen's ropes brought an end to the grisliest episode in Nelson's early European history. The...Read more about "The Execution of the Maungatapu Murderers"...
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