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The hilltop overlooking Whakatü is known to Mäori as Pikimai, which translates as ‘climb hither'. Piki mai was a staging point for the pakohe[pakohe-argillite/] (argillite) industry, the nearest quarries...Read more about "Piki mai "...
Literary Nelson – books and newspapers
One of the first bookshops in the country was opened in Nelson - by Charles Elliott, in August 1842. Since then bookshops have been an important feature of...Read more about "Literary Nelson – books and newspapers"...
The first Maori immigrants, who came from much warmer climes, were forced to adapt their horticultural methods quickly in order to survive. Kumara, in particular, required a long, warm...Read more about "Maori horticultural skills and their soils"...
Edward Baigent - Man of many mills
The mill which Edward Baigent built at Ryversdale, at the entrance to Pigeon Valley[http://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/Pigeon+Valley,+Tasman+7025/@-41.3992349,173.0398135,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x6d3ba27cd64e6969:0x936e74b826a0f3b0] in 1855, was not the first he had built in the Wakefield[sitetree_link,id=430] area, nor was it...Read more about "Edward Baigent - Man of many mills"...
The Parihaka Prophets in Nelson
In the 1860s and 1870s Taranaki Maori were troubled by Government determination to enforce European settlement of traditional lands. Promised reserves did not eventuate, and by 1866 dispossessed Maori...Read more about "The Parihaka Prophets in Nelson "...
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