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Top of the South timeline
A timeline for the Top of the South - based on our stories pre-1840[#pre1840]1840-1900[#1840]1900-[#1900] c950 A local story[myths-and-legends-of-te-tau-ihu/] tells of Kereopa escaping Kupe[kupe-and-the-boulder-bank/] by causing the Boulder Bank to grow...Read more about "Top of the South timeline"...
*Wakapuaka *Over the years the spelling of this area has altered between Whakapuaka and Wakapuaka, as has the pronunciation, depending upon changing dialects. The name originates from the legendary explorer...Read more about "Wakapuaka Cemetery"...
Place names of Nelson
When we stroll around the streets of Nelson, it is difficult to imagine what they would have been like 160 years ago. The worn down tracks which have...Read more about "Place names of Nelson"...
History of Nelson Rugby
Charles John Monro, 1930 Charles John Monro, 1930 [founder of Rugby Union in New Zealand], The Nelson Provincial Museum, Cooper-Sharp Collection, 223693/9 Click to enlarge Of all Nelson's claims to...Read more about "The History of Nelson Rugby"...
Tahunanui Beach did not exist when Nelson was settled by Europeans. What is now the beach was once mudflat near the edge of the main channel draining the...Read more about "Tahuna Beach"...