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Stories about the way people have lived in the top of the South: stories about iwi and the land, colonial settlement, governance, different communities, education, housing, health and more. See...Read more about "Society"...
Captain Arthur Wakefield (1799-1843) was regarded as a fine naval officer and after retiring early from the Royal Navy, became resident agent of the new Nelson settlement. He was...Read more about "Captain Arthur Wakefield"...
The Native Tenths Reserves
The New Zealand Company, a private company formed in Britain and supported by the British Government, established a colonisation scheme for New Zealand in the 1840's. The Company wanted...Read more about "The Native Tenths Reserves"...
Farm Settlements for Returned Soldiers
During World War I (1914-1918) the NZ government decreed that soldiers returning from overseas service would be given the opportunity to settle on farms of their own, specially purchased...Read more about "Farm Settlements for Returned Soldiers"...
Nelson's early settlement
Nelson's early history is a fascinating story, one filled with many tales of hardship endured by the early European settlers, who left their homes in England in search...Read more about "Nelson's early settlement"...