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Maori and Gold
The goldrushes In 1857 there were 1,300 Pakeha and 600 Māori digging in the Aorere district[aorere-gold/], New Zealand's first real goldrush. The influx had a profound effect on tangata...Read more about "Maori and Gold"...
James Marsden and his Isel Farm
At the age of 34 years, James Marsden inherited Isel estate[nelson-isel-house/], a 930-acre property laid out by his father, Thomas Marsden, who died in a carriage accident in 1876. ...Read more about "James Marsden and his Isel Farm"...
Nelson Baptist Church
Founded in 1851, Nelson Baptist Church in Bridge Street was the first Baptist Church in New Zealand. Church services initially took place in Campbell's School[matthew-campbell/] (now the Suter Art...Read more about "Nelson Baptist Church"...
The Saxton legacy
Bridging Nelson City and Tasman District, Saxton Field[http://nelson.govt.nz/recreation/venues-and-grounds/saxton-field/saxton-field-history/] is a major regional sporting facility, but the land it sits on used to be part of a large farm originally...Read more about "The Saxton legacy"...
The Murchison Earthquake
*Shaky Ground* For centuries before Europeans arrived, Māori had experienced rū whenua - ‘the shaking of the land'. According to Māori tradition, earthquakes are caused by the god Rūaumoko (or...Read more about "The Murchison Earthquake"...
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