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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"...
Tophouse, the scene of a murder/suicide in 1894, was the natural pass between the Wairau, Motupiko and Buller Rivers, and was commonly used by Maori in pre-European times. Tophouse...Read more about "Tophouse"...
Chief surveyor, explorer, acting NZ Company resident agent Frederick Tuckett (1807-1876) The Nelson Provincial Museum, OP 295095 Frederick Tuckett (1807-1876) The Nelson Provincial Museum, OP 295095 Click to enlargeFrederick...Read more about "Frederick Tuckett 1807-1876"...
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...Read more about "John Sylvanus Cotterell 1819-1843"...
Motueka and early settlement
Around 1839-1840, the Ngati Rarua and Te Atiawa 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"...
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