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Fishing in Nelson
A short history of fishing in Nelson Fish bones in middens around Nelson testify that pre-European Mäori were into seafood as a protein source, while stones used to weigh...Read more about "Fishing in Nelson"...
Nayland College - a student's view
In 1965, Nelson was growing rapidly and urban development needed to be spread out. New residential development meant that new amenities were required, therefore Nayland College was built. Nayland...Read more about "Nayland College - a student's view"...
Jumped ship to become first Chinese Immigrant to New Zealand It was an unconventional arrival for New Zealand's first Chinese immigrant in 1842. Wong Ah Poo Hoc Ting, approx.1820-1920,...Read more about "Appo Hocton "...
The Murchison Earthquake
*Shaky Ground* For centuries before Europeans arrived, Māori had experienced rū whenua - ‘the shaking of the land'. According to Māori tradition, earthquakes are caused by the god Rūaumoko (or...Read more about "The Murchison Earthquake"...
Taonga Pūoro or Singing Treasures
The first Polynesian settlers in Aotearoa were greeted by a noisy soundscape and a plethora of new materials for making musical instruments. Centuries later, the botanist Joseph Banks[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/1966/banks-sir-joseph] described the...Read more about " Taonga Pūoro or Singing Treasures"...
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