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*Wakapuaka *Over the years the spelling of this area has altered between Whakapuaka and Wakapuaka, as has the pronunciation, depending upon changing dialects. The name originates from the legendary explorer...Read more about "Wakapuaka Cemetery"...
Maori and Gold
Maori and the goldrushes In 1857 there were 1,300 Pakeha and 600 Maori digging in the Aorere district[aorere-gold/], New Zealand's first real goldrush. The influx had a profound effect...Read more about "Maori and Gold"...
Kitchen midden found on the Wairau Bar This story is an edited version of an article written by Steve Austin, Chief Executive of the Marlborough Museum and published in...Read more about "Wairau Bar"...
It was a love of science and the foresight of a Nelson philanthropist, Thomas Cawthron, that led to the establishment of an institute that is now a world...Read more about "The Philanthropist and the Cawthron Institute"...
La Bella Vita - Italians in Nelson
The first Italians came to the top of the South Island for different reasons, with the majority escaping poverty and a lack of opportunity in their homeland. One of...Read more about "La Bella Vita - Italians in Nelson"...
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