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Surveyor and Explorer Thomas Brunner was a young, upper middle-class Englishman working for an Oxford architect and surveyor, but he came from a family of colonists and had adventure...Read more about "Thomas Brunner (1821–74)"...
Fairweather and Sons of Scott Street.
William Fairweather[http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc05Cycl-t1-body1-d2-d21-d13.html] was born in Scotland to John and Isabella in about 1842. He came out to New Zealand in 1876 on the Rangitiki[http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Bre01Whit-t1-body-d169.html] with his wife Christina McKay and daughter...Read more about "Fairweather and Sons of Scott Street."...
John and Kurapa Davis
We are inclined to think of New Zealand residents of the nineteenth century as being of either Māori or European background, but during the latter half of the...Read more about "John and Kurapa Davis"...
The Brothers Islands and Lighthouse
Off the north end of Arapawa Island in Cook Strait lie a group of islets known as The Brothers. In Māori tradition, these are Ngawhatu Kai-ponu: ‘the eyeballs...Read more about "The Brothers Islands and Lighthouse"...
Paturau - a legacy in the making It is hard to believe Harry Richards will turn 80 in December, as he is still very much in the saddle....Read more about "Paturau"...