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Abel Tasman and Māori in Golden Bay / Mohua
When the Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman sailed into Golden Bay / Mohua in 1642, a mutual cultural misunderstanding may have been one reason for the brief violent encounter...Read more about "The first meeting - Abel Tasman and Māori in Golden Bay / Mohua"...
Waikoropupu Springs and Hydro Walkway
Legends of taniwha protecting the healing waters of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest cold water springs, tales of hardship in the backbreaking search for gold, and the story of how...Read more about "The Golden Waikoropupū"...
Lure of gold - Aorere
A few specks of gold, found in the Aorere Valley by a musterer in October 1856, saw more than 2000 men flood into Massacre Bay over the following...Read more about "Aorere gold"...
Asbestos and the Chaffeys
A place to hide was what the Chaffeys sought when they moved to the Cobb Valley in Nelson's remote northwest mountains. It was their desire for solitude, and...Read more about "Asbestos and the Chaffeys"...
Ahumāra - Māori horticulture
The first Māori immigrants, who came from much warmer climes in the Pacific, were forced to adapt their horticultural methods quickly in order to survive. Kūmara, in particular, required...Read more about "Ahumāra - Māori horticulture"...
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