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We are familiar with considering at a national level whether our creative literature reflects a New Zealand ‘‘voice’’ or story, but less so at regional or local levels. Devanny...Read more about "Jean Devanny"...
From the Nelson Examiner, 23 July 1856 *Local Intelligence* OPENING OF THE WAIMEA SOUTH LITERARY INSTITUTION. On Thursday last, the first building erected in Waimea South for a Literary Institution...Read more about "Wakefield's Libraries"...
Esteemed writer calls Nelson home Maurice Gee was once described by Britain’s Sunday Times as ‘one of the finest writers at work, not only in New Zealand…but in the...Read more about "Maurice Gee"...
Years of hard work, talent, self-belief and the support of a good wife, all combined to make Nelson artist, Sir Tosswill Woollaston (Toss), one of New Zealand's best,...Read more about "Toss Woollaston"...
The Parihaka Prophets in Nelson
In the 1860s and 1870s Taranaki Maori were troubled by Government determination to enforce European settlement of traditional lands. Promised reserves did not eventuate, and by 1866 dispossessed Maori...Read more about "The Parihaka Prophets in Nelson "...