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The deer park in Todds Valley 1910-1916
When settlers arrived in Nelson in 1841 there were few animals or game birds readily available as a source of food. Some animals and plants were introduced in...Read more about "The deer park in Todds Valley 1910-1916"...
John Sylvanus Cotterell
Surveyor, settler, explorer If John Cotterell had not been killed, in the Wairau Affray, at the tender age of 23, it is likely he would have become a person...Read more about "John Sylvanus Cotterell 1819-1843"...
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"...
Motueka and early settlement
Around 1839-1840, the Ngati Rarua and Te Ātiawa people living in the Motueka region heard that a European settlement was likely to be established there and realised this offered ...Read more about "Motueka and early settlement"...
Trolove of the Clarence Frederick Trolove (1831-1880) was an early European settler who established Woodbank Run, located south of the Clarence River. Most of what is known about Trolove,...Read more about "Frederick Trolove"...
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