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Artist, draughtsman and explorer The young Charles Heaphy was initially employed by the New Zealand Company as an artist and draughtsman, but his duties were varied and included helping to chart...Read more about "Charles Heaphy 1820-1881"...
William Bishop - Early Nelson Settler
William Bishop (born 1817 and died 1884), my grandmother’s father, arrived in New Zealand from Bath in 1843 on the barque London (388 tons). William would appear to be...Read more about "William Bishop - Early Nelson Settler"...
Surveyor and Explorer Thomas Brunner was a young, upper middle-class Englishman working for an Oxford architect and surveyor, but he came from a family of colonists and had adventure...Read more about "Thomas Brunner (1821–74)"...
Kehu - Guide Extraordinaire
Kehu described himself as Ngāti Tūmatakōkir[sitetree_link,id=490]i, which was his father Tamane’s tribe, although he was also Ngāti Apa / Ngāi Tahu through his mother Mata Nohinohi. Tūmatakōkiri dominated the South Island...Read more about "Kehu - Māori Guide Extraordinaire"...
Wiremu Kīngi Te Koihua
Te Koihua, who was the chief of Pakawau, Mohua (Golden Bay), spanned the decades between authentic Māori lifestyle and the new society resulting from colonisation and European settlement. He...Read more about "Wiremu Kīngi Te Koihua"...