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Pūrākau - Legends of Te Tau Ihu
The stories and legends, or pūrākau, of Te Tau Ihu tell of significant events in the history of the region. Some are Polynesia-wide legends, including creation myths, adapted to local...Read more about "Pūrākau - Legends of Te Tau Ihu"...
*The ideal settler* When William Harkness and his older brother, John, disembarked from the Thomas Sparks[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/ThomasSparks1843.htm] at Nelson on 26th February 1843, it was to be the beginning of a productive...Read more about "William Harkness"...
Kehu - Guide Extraordinaire
Kehu described himself as Ngāti Tūmatakōkir[sitetree_link,id=490]i, which was his father Tamane’s tribe, although he was also Ngāti Apa / Ngāi Tahu through his mother Mata Nohinohi. Tūmatakōkiri dominated the South Island...Read more about "Kehu - Māori Guide Extraordinaire"...
Matthew Campbell is typical of many of the early Nelson immigrants. He flourished in the egalitarian colonial society he settled in, and was instrumental in laying the foundation of...Read more about "Matthew Campbell 1815-1883"...
Life on the Fault Lines
Marlborough's East Coast earthquakes Marlborough’s East Coast is cross hatched with fault lines so the large earthquakes of 2013 and 2016 should not have been surprising, although it is...Read more about "Life on the Fault Lines"...
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