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*The rise and fall of a colourful and controversial colonist* A cast of hardworking ‘alpha’ men dominated the early days of settlement in the Wairau. And none was more...Read more about "William Eyes"...
Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō and Ngāti Kuia occupied the Rai and Pelorus until 1828, when Te Rauparaha's[te-rauparahas-account/] war parties occupied Te Tau Ihu and local Māori were...Read more about "Rai Valley"...
Wakefield's Memorial Riwaka
Kaiteriteri/ Puketawai Reserve and Captain Wakefield’s memorial In August 2014 a pyramidal rock memorial, celebrating Captain Wakefield's[sitetree_link,id=468] landing in October 1841 and the arrival place of Riwakas' pioneer settlers in May...Read more about "Wakefield's Memorial Riwaka"...
*The ideal settler* When William Harkness and his older brother, John, disembarked from the Thomas Sparks[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/ThomasSparks1843.htm] at Nelson on 26th February 1843, it was to be the beginning of a productive...Read more about "William Harkness"...
"A large assemblage of people covered Captain England's jetty and the neighbouring banks and a booth was erected opposite the jetty where the musicians enlivened the scene by playing...Read more about "Nelson's Yachting Cup"...
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