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*The rise and fall of a colourful and controversial colonist* A cast of hardworking ‘alpha’ men dominated the early days of settlement in the Wairau. And none was more...Read more about "William Eyes"...
Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō and Ngāti Kuia occupied the Rai and Pelorus until 1828, when Te Rauparaha's[te-rauparahas-account/] war parties occupied Te Tau Ihu and local Māori were...Read more about "Rai Valley"...
Francis Dillon Bell
New Zealand Company and Government officer Like many of Nelson's earliest European settlers, Francis Bell had a Quaker background. JSir Francis Dillon Bell Sir Francis Dillon Bell...Read more about "Francis Dillon Bell 1822–1898"...
"A large assemblage of people covered Captain England's jetty and the neighbouring banks and a booth was erected opposite the jetty where the musicians enlivened the scene by playing...Read more about "Nelson's Yachting Cup"...
*Hop Harvest* March 1st is a significant date in the Nelson district because it heralds the start of the hop harvest. The hot, dry summer has ripened the flower...Read more about "Hop Harvest"...
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