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New Zealand Company Surveyor, Politician and Quaker Samuel Stephens sailed from England on the Whitby in 1841 with Arthur Wakefield, and they became close friends. As they sailed near the...Read more about "Samuel Stephens (1803-1855)"...
Early settlers did not fully understand the hazards posed by New Zealand waterways and death by drowning came to be known as 'the New Zealand death'.1 A role in...Read more about "Maori Rescues"...
Heritage audio walks and GPS mapping Take our stories onto the streets. The Prow hosts a range of heritage walks, each being a package which includes a map, both...Read more about "Audio walks"...
The first Māori immigrants, who came from much warmer climes in the Pacific, were forced to adapt their horticultural methods quickly in order to survive. Kumara, in particular, required...Read more about "Maori horticultural skills and their soils"...
Nelson Anniversary Day
Nelson Anniversary Day The early European settlers celebrated anniversary day in fine style on various days throughout February. In fact the anniversary commemorates the arrival of the first New Zealand...Read more about "Nelson Anniversary Day"...
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