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The naming of Nelson
European settlers[nelsons-early-settlement/] arrived in what was to become Nelson in 1842, a couple of years after one of the world's most famous landmarks, Nelson's Column, had been erected in London's...Read more about "The naming of Nelson "...
The Parihaka Prophets in Nelson
In the 1860's and 1870's Taranaki Māori were troubled by Government determination to enforce European settlement of traditional lands. Promised reserves did not eventuate and, by 1866, dispossessed Māori...Read more about "The Parihaka Prophets in Nelson "...
Nelson Yacht Club
Ever since 1843, when crowds gathered on a wet and windy summer day to watch the first official boat racing in Nelson, port officials have enjoyed a close...Read more about "Nelson Yacht Club"...
Te Pūoho ki Te Rangi
Te Pūoho (also known as Te Ngārau), ariki of Ngāti Tama, was born at Poutama, northern Taranaki, son of Whangataaki II and Hinewairoro. His whakapapa connected him to...Read more about "Te Pūoho ki Te Rangi "...
Pre-dam schemes The Maitai River was first considered for water supply in the 1930s. At this time the Brook Scheme[sitetree_link,id=549] (commissioned in 1867) was unable to meet demand. Rather than proceed...Read more about "Maitai Dam"...
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