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Dame Cath and Sir Greg of Mapua
Dame Cath gets a right royal roasting for knighting ‘Sir Greg’ A mock knighthood of Mapua’s Greg Olsen at a historic gathering in Golden Bay to celebrate the...Read more about "Dame Cath and Sir Greg of Mapua"...
*Wakapuaka *Over the years the spelling of this area has altered between Whakapuaka and Wakapuaka, as has the pronunciation, depending upon changing dialects. The name originates from the legendary explorer...Read more about "Wakapuaka Cemetery"...
Edwin Hare Dashwood
In researching Samuel Newport, my wife's great great grandfather, and other family members, I discovered transcripts of letters written by Samuel in November 1842. One letter was to G.H....Read more about "Edwin Hare Dashwood (1825-1882)"...
Wakefield street names
*What's in a name? * The relevance of many of the following names of streets and places around Wakefield can be found in the Index on the Tasman District...Read more about "Wakefield street names"...
The 1884 plague of rats
[admin/pages/]Early settlers in the Nelson Province faced many challenges. One of these was the rat problem – which exploded to plague proportions in 1884. PolynesianRatNZ Illustration of Polynesian Rat, Rattus...Read more about "The 1884 plague of rats"...