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Yelven Oliver Sutton
Yelven's great grandparents parents, George and Hannah Sutton arrived in Nelson aboard the Bolton (1842). In 1853 George bought sections 68 and 90 and part of 66 in...Read more about "Yelven Oliver Sutton"...
The Nelson Settlement, planned in England, was to consist of 221,100 acres of cultivable, arable land. Despite warnings of insufficient land of suitable quality in Tasman and Golden Bays,...Read more about "Wairau Affray"...
Maori and Business
Maori started trading with Europeans from the late 18th Century: with Cook’s crews in the 1770s, Bellingshausen’s Russian expedition in 1820, D'Urville’s officers and men in 1827, and whalers and sealers in the 1820s and...Read more about "Maori and Business"...
Maori and education
Pre-European Maori learned by oral methods which developed strong memory skills and powerful oratory. Early European visitors and settlers admired Maori intelligence. Dieffenbach (1839) wrote: Greenwood, Sarah: The Motueka...Read more about "Maori and education"...
Abel Tasman National Park
The Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand's smallest national park, is now a ‘must-walk' for many tourists, but not so long ago, it was well off the beaten...Read more about "Abel Tasman National Park"...
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