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What’s in a name – Wakatu or Whakatu?
Many Māori names of localities and landscape features are no longer known, and where they have been preserved, the reason for the name may have disappeared in the...Read more about "What’s in a name – Wakatu or Whakatu?"...
The lime and marble of Takaka Hill
Takaka Hill divides Nelson and Golden Bay. Its steep, twisting road reveals the ancient craggy lime and marble formations and caving system that give the hill its popular name,...Read more about "The lime and marble of Takaka Hill"...
Francis Dillon Bell
New Zealand Company and Government officer Like many of Nelson's earliest European settlers, Francis Bell had a Quaker background. JSir Francis Dillon Bell Sir Francis Dillon Bell The...Read more about "Francis Dillon Bell 1822–1898"...
FRANK, Rosaline (1864-1954) Rosaline Margaret Frank (or Rose Frank) was one of New Zealand's first professional women photographers, and the first in Nelson. She was born on 21 December...Read more about "Pioneering women artists"...
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"...
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