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Maori and Gold
Maori and the goldrushes In 1857 there were 1,300 Pakeha and 600 Maori digging in the Aorere district[aorere-gold/], New Zealand's first real goldrush. The influx had a profound effect...Read more about "Maori and Gold"...
The Collingwood fire of 1904
Collingwood, once a booming gold town and, as Gibbstown, mooted as the nation's capital in the 1850's, was virtually destroyed by fire in 1904. November 7, 1904, was a...Read more about "The Collingwood fire of 1904"...
St John Ambulance Nelson 1932 -1945
The exact date when the Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem first came into being is unknown although it was about 1070, when a hospice...Read more about "St John Ambulance Nelson 1932 -1945"...
Wakefield's Memorial Riwaka
Kaiteriteri/ Puketawai Reserve and Captain Wakefield’s memorial In August 2014 a pyramidal rock memorial, celebrating Captain Wakefield's[sitetree_link,id=468] landing in October 1841 and the arrival place of Riwakas' pioneer settlers in May...Read more about "Wakefield's Memorial Riwaka"...
The hilltop overlooking Whakatü is known to Mäori as Pikimai, which translates as ‘climb hither'. Piki mai was a staging point for the pakohe[pakohe-argillite/] (argillite) industry, the nearest quarries...Read more about "Piki mai "...
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