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Marlborough Sounds Whaling
For nearly 140 years, whales on their annual migration north were spotted by whalers from hilltop lookouts at the entrance to Tory Channel. Whale chasing boats then raced out to harpoon them...Read more about "Marlborough Sounds Whaling"...
Maori and Business
Maori started trading with Europeans from the late 18th Century: with Cook’s crews in the 1770s, Bellingshausen’s Russian expedition in 1820, D'Urville’s officers and men in 1827, and whalers and sealers in the 1820s and...Read more about "Maori and Business"...
Kehu - Guide Extraordinaire
Kehu described himself as Ngati Tumatakokiri, his father Tamane’s tribe, although he was also Ngati Apa / Ngai Tahu through his mother Mata Nohinohi. Tumatakokiri dominated the South Island northwest...Read more about "Kehu - Maori Guide Extraordinaire"...
It was a love of science and the foresight of a Nelson philanthropist, Thomas Cawthron, that led to the establishment of an institute that is now a world...Read more about "The Philanthropist and the Cawthron Institute"...
It took nearly 50 years of exploration, analysis and debate 1 before Onekaka’s rich iron ore resource was to be commercially processed in 1922. While the Onekaka Iron and Steel...Read more about "Onekaka Ore"...