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*History of the house * Dignitaries, eminent scientists and many more, have passed through the doors of Fellworth House since it was built in 1876. The opulent 620 square metre...Read more about "Fellworth House"...
The ponds, marshes, lagoons and tidal estuaries fed by the Wairau and Opawa Rivers had always been the richest year-round food resource in the Cook Strait area. Major fighting...Read more about "Waikārapi or Vernon Lagoons"...
The Tangata Whenua Tribes of Te Tau Ihu
There are eight iwi which are tangata whenua in Te Tau Ihu. Three of these (Rangitāne o Wairau, Ngāti Kuia and Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō) are of Kurahaupo waka origins; three (Ngāti...Read more about " The Tangata Whenua Tribes of Te Tau Ihu"...
Te Awatea Hou
Waitangi Day in 1990 was special, as it was the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. The largest gathering ever seen of Māori tribal war canoes (waka...Read more about "Te Awatea Hou"...
Edwin Hare Dashwood
In researching Samuel Newport, my wife's great great grandfather, and other family members, I discovered transcripts of letters written by Samuel in November 1842. One letter was to G.H....Read more about "Edwin Hare Dashwood (1825-1882)"...