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The Freeth Winery
George Freeth was born to early Nelson settlers who moved to Marlborough when he was a boy. At first he was a bushman in Koromiko, but in 1880...Read more about "The Freeth Winery"...
Mōkai - Slavery in Colonial Times
As in many other cultures, slavery was a key element of Māori society. Mōkai (servants or slaves) were usually spoils of war, condemned to lives of drudgery, danger,...Read more about "Mōkai - Slavery in Colonial Times"...
The naming of Nelson
European settlers[nelsons-early-settlement/] arrived in what was to become Nelson in 1842, a couple of years after one of the world's most famous landmarks, Nelson's Column, had been erected in London's...Read more about "The naming of Nelson "...
Murchison and the Buller or Kawatiri
The story of Murchison is inextricably entwined with that of the Kawatiri or Buller River and its tributaries. The mighty awa or river begins its 177 km journey...Read more about "Murchison and the Buller or Kawatiri"...
The Parihaka Prophets in Nelson
In the 1860's and 1870's Taranaki Māori were troubled by Government determination to enforce European settlement of traditional lands. Promised reserves did not eventuate and, by 1866, dispossessed Māori...Read more about "The Parihaka Prophets in Nelson "...
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