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Kōkōwai (red ochre), obtained from clays rich in iron and aluminium silicates, was highly prized by Māori; depending on chemical composition, reds, oranges, yellows and browns were produced. Onekaka...Read more about "Kōkōwai"...
Early Pastoralism in Marlborough
Marlborough's earliest pastoral history was one of initial squatter land occupation, battling the twin scourges of rabbits and sheep scab, and eventually, compulsory division of the huge sheep runs...Read more about "Early Pastoralism in Marlborough"...
The Bishop Suter Art Gallery
The death of a bishop, and the determination of his widow to found a gallery in his name for the people of Nelson, led to the establishment of...Read more about "The Bishop Suter Art Gallery"...
The Nelson Railway
Despite more than 80 years of drive and determination on the part of Nelsonians to work towards a railway that would end their isolation from the rest of...Read more about "The Nelson Railway…to Nowhere"...
Matthew Campbell is typical of many of the early Nelson immigrants. He flourished in the egalitarian colonial society he settled in, and was instrumental in laying the foundation of...Read more about "Matthew Campbell 1815-1883"...