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Asbestos and the Chaffeys
A place to hide was what the Chaffeys sought when they moved to the Cobb Valley in Nelson's remote northwest mountains. It was their desire for solitude, and...Read more about "Asbestos and the Chaffeys"...
Kehu - Guide Extraordinaire
Kehu described himself as Ngati Tumatakokiri, his father Tamane’s tribe, although he was also Ngati Apa / Ngai Tahu through his mother Mata Nohinohi. Tumatakokiri dominated the South Island northwest...Read more about "Kehu - Maori Guide Extraordinaire"...
Tracing Nelson's Tideway
Tracing Nelson's tideway takes you on a sometimes surprising journey. Use the audio guide and map to retrace Nelson's original shoreline. Download MP3 See...Read more about "Tracing Nelson's Tideway"...
Blenheim, or "The Beaver"
The Wairau Affray in 1843 badly frightened potential European settlers of the Wairau and it was to be several more years before the Nelson settlers again began to consider...Read more about "Blenheim, or The Beaver"...
Lure of gold - Aorere
A few specks of gold, found in the Aorere Valley by a musterer in October 1856, saw more than 2000 men flood into Massacre Bay over the following...Read more about "Aorere gold"...
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