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The Parihaka Prophets in Nelson
In the 1860's and 1870's Taranaki Māori were troubled by Government determination to enforce European settlement of traditional lands. Promised reserves did not eventuate and, by 1866, dispossessed Māori...Read more about "The Parihaka Prophets in Nelson "...
Te Puoho ki Te Rangi
Te Puoho (also known as Te Ngarau), ariki of Ngāti Tama, was born at Poutama, northern Taranaki, son of Whangataaki II and Hinewairoro. His whakapapa connected him to...Read more about "Te Puoho ki Te Rangi "...
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 Kīngi Te Rangitāke 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"...
The Reays in Brightwater
The rise of George Reay, with the support of Elizabeth Ann, from a modest butcher in the North East of England to a significant property owner in New...Read more about "The Reays in Brightwater"...
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