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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)"...
Plane crash at Tākaka
Max Heath survived World War II as a fighter pilot, came home to Tākaka and not long after, was killed in a plane crash.1 The 25-year-old warrant officer from...Read more about "Plane crash at Tākaka"...
Wreck of the Penguin
The worst shipwreck in New Zealand, during the 20th century, happened in Cook Strait and was of the regular passenger ship taking people from Picton to Wellington. Penguin...Read more about "Wreck of the 'Penguin'"...
Father Antoine Marie Garin
On May 9, 1850, Father Antoine Marie Garin arrived in Nelson. During the next 40 years Father Garin would contribute hugely to the development of education in the area...Read more about "Father Antoine Marie Garin (1810-1889)"...
The Edwin Fox
Overlooking Picton township, showing the ships Edwin Fox and Maori Overlooking Picton township, showing the ships Edwin Fox and Maori, Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/2-031025-F. Click image to enlarge The...Read more about "The Edwin Fox"...
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