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How James Wynen ended up in a Nelson hotel where he died in 1866 is a mystery.1 But the story of the ‘decent and respectable native of the...Read more about "James Wynen"...
Ellen Dougherty, Nurse
Ellen Dougherty was born at Cutters Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand, on 20 September 1844. Her father had been a whaler for some years before establishing a whaling station...Read more about "Ellen Dougherty, Nurse"...
Maori and Whaling
Ancient archaeological finds in Te Tau Ihu include whale tooth pendants, whalebone amulets and other adornments, and simulated whale teeth made from local serpentine. It is not clear whether...Read more about "Maori and Whaling"...
Pa and Kainga
Ancient pa and kainga scatter Te Tau Ihu o Waka. European settlers certainly did not arrive in a "barren social and cultural landscape..."1 Webber, John:The inside of a hippah...Read more about "Pa and Kainga"...
Memories of Port Nelson
As a young lad, fishing off the wharves was a pastime enjoyed. The two Nelson ferries were coal burners, you would see the coal hulk tied up on...Read more about "Memories of Port Nelson"...
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