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Diarist, runholder, forthright politician Born in Staffordshire in 1817, Joseph Ward[https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1w7/ward-joseph] arrived in Nelson in December 1842 with his parents-in-law Henry and Mary Redwood[sitetree_link,id=748]. He had married his cousin Martha, prior...Read more about "Joseph Ward"...
Motueka and early settlement
Around 1839-1840, the Ngati Rarua and Te Atiawa people living in the Motueka region heard that a European settlement was likely to be established there and realised this offered ...Read more about "Motueka and early settlement"...
This story will cover an area on the south side of the Wairau River from the Waihopai Valley to the Wash and across the river to Northbank. Wairau...Read more about "Wairau Valley"...
Place names of Nelson
When we stroll around the streets of Nelson, it is difficult to imagine what they would have been like 160 years ago. The worn down tracks which have...Read more about "Place names of Nelson"...
About 14km North of Nelson is a picturesque area that one might think of as just farmland. Ngāti Tama settled here around 1825 and have recently signed a...Read more about "Wakapuaka North"...
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