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Matangi Āwhio - Auckland Point
Matangi Āwhio or Auckland Point has a long history of occupation dating back to 1450, when the tupuna (ancestor) Pohea established it as a pā (fortified settlement) and, according to...Read more about "Matangi Āwhio - Auckland Point"...
The Nelson Contingent at Parihaka
*The Nelson Company of Volunteers* In mid-June 1880 the grateful citizens of Nelson and outlying settlements gave prizes to the volunteers for their sharp-shooting at the range. The firing...Read more about "The Nelson Contingent at Parihaka"...
Early colonial life in Nelson
Nelson’s early Europeans Who were the first European colonists to Nelson? What kind of people were they? They were tough and inventive. Nelson’s first European houses were often built from...Read more about "Early colonial life in Nelson"...
It is believed that Wakefield (originally known as Pitfure)1 was named after the Yorkshire birthplace of an early settler, William Hough; however it is also widely accepted that the...Read more about "Early Wakefield"...
George Lawrence and the elephants of Wakefield The Waimea South Historical Society was recently gifted two intriguing photographs, of elephants bathing in the Wai-iti River and penned beside the...Read more about "George Lawrence"...
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