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The Art of Wakefield Quay
Wakefield Quay named after Captain Arthur Wakefield[captain-arthur-wakefield/] of the New Zealand Company[new-zealand-company/] was where many early European Settlers first set foot in New Zealand. It boasts beautiful views of Nelson's...Read more about "The Art of Wakefield Quay"...
Theodore Rigg and World War One
Theodore Rigg (KBE, 1888-1972) was highly regarded as Director of the Cawthron Institute in Nelson from 1934-1956. During World War One, as a Quaker, he devoted himself to philanthropic...Read more about "Theodore Rigg and World War One"...
Wakatu or Whakatu?
Many Māori names of localities and landscape features are no longer known, and where they have been preserved, the reason for the name may have disappeared in the...Read more about "Wakatu or Whakatu?"...
The 1884 plague of rats
[admin/pages/]Early settlers in the Nelson Province faced many challenges. One of these was the rat problem – which exploded to plague proportions in 1884. PolynesianRatNZ Illustration of Polynesian Rat, Rattus...Read more about "The 1884 plague of rats"...
John and Kurapa Davis
We are inclined to think of New Zealand residents of the nineteenth century as being of either Māori or European background, but during the latter half of the...Read more about "John and Kurapa Davis"...