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Charles Kidson, engineer
Charles Idrys Kidson was Nelson City Council’s Engineer from 1939 until his retirement in 1962, with a brief interruption when he served in World War II. He came...Read more about "Charles Kidson, engineer"...
Maori and Christianity
Maori had a complex system of faith and worship, not unlike Greek, Roman and Jewish traditions. Io, the Creator, was ‘... a primary core, heart, essence, who existed...Read more about "Maori and Christianity"...
Kupe and the Boulder Bank
The distinctive Boulder Bank protecting Nelson Haven, known to Māori as Te Taero o Kereopa or Te Tahuna a Tama-i-ea, was named to commemorate exploits during Kupe's visit...Read more about "Kupe and the Boulder Bank"...
German Settlement in Nelson
Nelson's earliest German settlers faced disappointment and hardship and were driven away from the Moutere Valley by poor soil and constant floods. The close-knit, industrious communities re-established themselves on...Read more about "German settlement in Nelson"...
The Parihaka Prophets in Nelson
In the 1860s and 1870s Taranaki Maori were troubled by Government determination to enforce European settlement of traditional lands. Promised reserves did not eventuate, and by 1866 dispossessed Maori...Read more about "The Parihaka Prophets in Nelson "...
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