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It is thought Māori used the Tasman region as a rich food and flax resource from as early as 1350 AD.1 However, a lack of archaeological evidence suggests...Read more about "Early Richmond"...
Searching for Metapere
It is now more than 15 years since Kate Mitchell published an account of the search for a Māori tupuna in the family, who turned out to be...Read more about "Searching for Metapere"...
The Collingwood fire of 1904
Collingwood, once a booming gold town and, as Gibbstown, mooted as the nation's capital in the 1850's, was virtually destroyed by fire in 1904. November 7, 1904, was a...Read more about "The Collingwood fire of 1904"...
Chief surveyor, explorer, acting NZ Company resident agent Frederick Tuckett (1807-1876) The Nelson Provincial Museum, OP 295095 Frederick Tuckett (1807-1876) The Nelson Provincial Museum, OP 295095 Click to enlargeFrederick...Read more about "Frederick Tuckett 1807-1876"...
Cousins Clifford and Weld make their mark
In August 1847 Charles Clifford[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1c20/clifford-charles] and his cousin, Frederick Weld[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1w10/weld-frederick-aloysius] drove 3000 sheep from Port Underwood to Flaxbourne[sitetree_link,id=541]: "Crossed the Bluff River with sheep. Had to throw them all into the water,...Read more about "Cousins Clifford and Weld make their mark"...
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