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The Wairau Bar skull
Morning Talks Morning talks at Redwoodtown Primary School were a part of the day (usually Monday) when children shared a recent event in their lives with the class. This could be...Read more about "The Wairau Bar skull"...
Slavery in Colonial Times
As in many other cultures, slavery was a key element of Maori society. Mokai were usually spoils of war, condemned to lives of drudgery, danger, heavy physical work and...Read more about "Slavery in Colonial Times"...
Although there is no record of Maori settlement in the bay, the original name, Kaipupu, (eating shellfish) shows that it was a well-known food gathering place. The English...Read more about "Shakespeare Bay"...
History of Nelson Rugby
Charles John Monro, 1930 Charles John Monro, 1930 [founder of Rugby Union in New Zealand], The Nelson Provincial Museum, Cooper-Sharp Collection, 223693/9 Click to enlarge Of all Nelson's claims to...Read more about "The History of Nelson Rugby"...
Wreck of the Fifeshire
The Fifeshire was one of the first New Zealand Company immigrant ships to arrive in the Nelson region; on its maiden voyage from London it carried 159 immigrants...Read more about "Wreck of the Fifeshire 1842"...
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