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The 1884 plague of rats
[admin/pages/]Early settlers in the Nelson Province faced many challenges. One of these was the rat problem – which exploded to plague proportions in 1884. PolynesianRatNZ Illustration of Polynesian Rat, Rattus...Read more about "The 1884 plague of rats"...
John Henry Gay
John Henry Gay was born on the 4th September 1844 at Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand and died 29th December 1911 in Nelson. John is buried in the Wakapuaka Cemetery[sitetree_link,id=394],...Read more about "John Henry Gay"...
Waimeha Heritage Brightwater is part of the Waimeha Plains, and is along the traditional trading route for Māori between Whakatū (Nelson) and Te Tai Poutini (The West Coast). A...Read more about "Brightwater Tuna"...
Captain Arthur Wakefield (1799-1843) was regarded as a fine naval officer and after retiring early from the Royal Navy, became resident agent of the new Nelson settlement. He was...Read more about "Captain Arthur Wakefield"...
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 enlarge Frederick...Read more about "Frederick Tuckett 1807-1876"...
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