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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 "...
Sarah and John Danforth Greenwood
Sarah Greenwood (1809-1889) John Danforth Greenwood had been a successful physician in Mitcham, Surrey, England, but was forced to retire due to ill health in about 1838. The family...Read more about "Sarah and John Danforth Greenwood"...
The scandalous Chieftain
In the days when Nelson was more like a remote English village than a real New Zealand town, the settlers got pretty excited over the arrival of a...Read more about "The scandalous Chieftain"...
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