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Early Pastoralism in Marlborough
Marlborough's earliest pastoral history was one of initial squatter land occupation, battling the twin scourges of rabbits and sheep scab, and eventually, compulsory division of the huge sheep runs...Read more about "Early Pastoralism in Marlborough"...
Marlborough's Sacred Mountain The peak of Mount Tapuae-o-Uenuku, which can be seen from all over Marlborough - and from parts of Christchurch, Taranaki and Wellington on a clear day,...Read more about "Mt Tapuae-o-Uenuku"...
Top of the South timeline
A timeline for the Top of the South - based on our stories pre-1840[#pre1840]1840-1900[#1840]1900-[#1900] c950 A local story[myths-and-legends-of-te-tau-ihu/] tells of Kereopa escaping Kupe[kupe-and-the-boulder-bank/] by causing the Boulder Bank to grow...Read more about "Top of the South timeline"...
The Tangata Whenua Tribes of Te Tau Ihu
There are eight iwi which are tangata whenua in Te Tau Ihu. Three of these (Rangitāne o Wairau, Ngāti Kuia and Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō) are of Kurahaupo waka origins; three (Ngāti...Read more about " The Tangata Whenua Tribes of Te Tau Ihu"...
Nelson’s Early Churches
The first settlers to Nelson brought with them a variety of religious beliefs and backgrounds. The system of hierarchy and emphasis on religion in immigrants' homelands were important, and...Read more about "Nelson’s Early Churches"...
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