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Sardines, pilchards, herring – the famous ‘Picton Bloaters’ were variously called all of these names. From earliest settlement there were huge seasonal shoals of them in Queen Charlotte Sound,...Read more about "Picton Bloaters"...
The Bishop Suter Art Gallery
The death of a bishop, and the determination of his widow to found a gallery in his name for the people of Nelson, led to the establishment of...Read more about "The Bishop Suter Art Gallery"...
Taonga Pūoro or Singing Treasures
The first Polynesian settlers in Aotearoa were greeted by a noisy soundscape and a plethora of new materials for making musical instruments. Centuries later, the botanist Joseph Banks[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/1966/banks-sir-joseph] described the...Read more about " Taonga Pūoro or Singing Treasures"...
Stories about the places and spaces of the top of the South Island - te tau ihu o te waka. See related stories on this site: Onekaka Pipe Dreams Aorere GoldThe...Read more about "Places"...
Sir Thomas Picton and naming of Picton
Sir Thomas Picton Lawrence, Thomas Sir: Portrait of Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Picton Click image to enlargePicton was originally called Waitohi, or Waitohi Pa. It was named by the...Read more about "Sir Thomas Picton (1758-1815) and the naming of Picton"...
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