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The first Māori immigrants, who came from much warmer climes in the Pacific, were forced to adapt their horticultural methods quickly in order to survive. Kumara, in particular, required...Read more about "Maori horticultural skills and their soils"...
Maori and Whaling
Ancient archaeological finds in Te Tau Ihu include whale tooth pendants, whalebone amulets and other adornments, and simulated whale teeth made from local serpentine. It is not clear whether...Read more about "Maori and Whaling"...
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 Tākaka Hill
Tākaka Hill divides Nelson and Golden Bay / Mohua. Its steep, twisting road reveals the ancient craggy lime and marble formations and caving system that give the hill...Read more about "The lime and marble of Tākaka 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"...
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