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Motueka’s First Harbour
One Place, Many Names Manuka's Bush, The Kumaras, Raumanuka, Murphy's Harbour, and Te Kumara are all the same place: the area at the end of what is now Staples...Read more about "Motueka’s First Harbour"...
Captain Arthur Wakefield (1799-1843) was regarded as a fine naval officer and after retiring early from the Royal Navy, became resident agent of the new Nelson settlement. He was...Read more about "Captain Arthur Wakefield"...
Blenheim, or "The Beaver"
The Wairau Affray in 1843 badly frightened potential European settlers of the Wairau and it was to be several more years before the Nelson settlers again began to consider...Read more about "Blenheim, or The Beaver"...
Nelson's early settlement
Nelson's early history is a fascinating story, one filled with many tales of hardship endured by the early European settlers, who left their homes in England in search...Read more about "Nelson's early settlement"...
John Waring Saxton
Diarist and settler John Saxton, his wife Priscilla, five children and other family members (including his brother the Rev. Charles Saxton) arrived in Nelson Haven on the Clifford on 11...Read more about "John Waring Saxton 1807-1866"...
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