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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"...
Thomas Nelson Neal
Thomas Nelson Neal was born in Nelson, New Zealand on the 29th of November, 1842 to William and Amelia Neal (nee Matthews). William had came out on the...Read more about "Thomas Nelson Neal"...
This story will cover an area on the south side of the Wairau River from the Waihopai Valley to the Wash and across the river to Northbank. Wairau...Read more about "Wairau Valley"...
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 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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