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George Lawrence and the elephants of Wakefield The Waimea South Historical Society was recently gifted two intriguing photographs, of elephants bathing in the Wai-iti River and penned beside the...Read more about "George Lawrence"...
Resolution Bay or Atapu
It has been suggested that the Māori name for this bay, which is off Tōtaranui/ Queen Charlotte Sound, should perhaps be O-Tapu, (a sacred place) or Ata-po (early dawn). Captain...Read more about "Resolution Bay or Atapu"...
The Picton volunteers
In early Pakeha settlement, the tradition of a voluntary military service was carried over from England, and a Volunteer Corps[http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc02Cycl-t1-body1-d1-d19-d7.html] was formed in New Zealand, mainly because of the perceived threat...Read more about "The Picton volunteers"...
Broadgreen’s Domestic and Ground staff of the 1860s As was befitting an affluent middle-class family such as the Buxtons[sitetree_link,id=535] of Broadgreen House[sitetree_link,id=348] in Stoke, paid staff looked after domestic and...Read more about "Upstairs Downstairs"...
The school, the pool and the boiler The close relationship between Stoke’s Nayland Park Pool complex and Nayland College[sitetree_link,id=721] could be said to have started with a chat over...Read more about "Nayland Pool"...
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