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John Sylvanus Cotterell
Surveyor, settler, explorer If John Cotterell had not been killed, in the Wairau Affray, at the tender age of 23, it is likely he would have become a...Read more about "John Sylvanus Cotterell 1819-1843"...
Wakefield street names
*What's in a name? * Pitfure road from church hill wakefieldresized Pitfure Road from Church Hill. Waimea South Collection The relevance of many of the following names of...Read more about "Wakefield street names"...
John Kidson 1808-1875
Gardener, Nelson settler, participant in Wairau Affray and New Zealand Company agitator John and Amelia Kidson both had secure jobs in England - he was a gardener at the...Read more about "John Kidson (senior) 1808-1875"...
Dr Thomas Renwick
A busy settler in early Marlborough and Nelson Dr Thomas Renwick was born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1818, trained as a doctor and quickly rose through the ranks...Read more about "Dr Thomas Renwick"...
Maori and Business
Maori started trading with Europeans from the late 18th Century: with Cook’s crews in the 1770s, Bellingshausen’s Russian expedition in 1820, D'Urville’s officers and men in 1827, and whalers and sealers in the 1820s and...Read more about "Maori and Business"...
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