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Ship Cove and Captain Cook
Captain James Cook spent a total of 328 days exploring the New Zealand coastline during his three voyages. The initial purpose of Cook's voyages was to observe the Transit of Venus in...Read more about "Ship Cove - a haven for Captain Cook"...
Wreck of the City of Newcastle
City of Newcastle was a three-masted barque, 133 feet long and, at the time of her wreck, 39 years old. A frequent traveller between New South Wales and...Read more about "Wreck of the City of Newcastle"...
tuia logo Tuia 250 Tuia 250 commemorates 250 years since the first onshore meetings between Māori – tangata whenua of Aotearoa New Zealand – and Pākehā in 1769–70. Tuia 250 also celebrates...Read more about "Tuia 250"...
Stories about the people who have played a significant, or interesting, role in the history and life of the top of the South Island of New Zealand. See related stories...Read more about "People"...
Telegraph Made World of Difference
The South and North Islands were connected by an under-sea telegraph cable across Cook Strait in 1866. Ten years later, the telegraph connection between London and Wakapuaka, Nelson, spanned...Read more about "Telegraph Made World of Difference"...