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Suffrage symbol Women's Suffrage 125 symbol Suffrage 125 2018 marks the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. On 19 September 1893 the Electoral Act 1893 was passed, giving all...Read more about "Women's Suffrage"...
Māori occupied the Rai and Te Hoiere/Pelorus until 1828, when Te Rauparaha's[te-rauparahas-account/] war parties occupied Te Tau Ihu and local Māori were killed or scattered from their lands. They...Read more about "Rai Valley"...
Telegraph Made World of Difference
The South and North Islands were connected by an under-sea telegraph cable across Cook Strait in 1866. Ten years later, the telegraph connection between London and Wakapuaka, Nelson, spanned...Read more about "Telegraph Made World of Difference"...
Early newspapers in Nelson
Charles Elliott was quite unsuspecting when a friend of his approached him back in 1842, telling him of the "English Country Town"1 in a little place called New...Read more about "Early newspapers in Nelson"...
Years of hard work, talent, self-belief and the support of a good wife, all combined to make Nelson artist, Sir Tosswill Woollaston (Toss), one of New Zealand's best,...Read more about "Toss Woollaston"...
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