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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"...
The Nelson Railway
Despite more than 80 years of drive and determination on the part of Nelsonians to work towards a railway that would end their isolation from the rest of...Read more about "The Nelson Railway…to Nowhere"...
New Zealand Company agent, artist, explorer, Premier A qualified lawyer, William Fox sailed to New Zealand on the George Fyffe with his wife Sarah, arriving in Wellington on 7...Read more about "William Fox, 1812-1893"...
Ernest Rutherford's early life
Ernest, known as Ern within the family, was born at Spring Grove, near Brightwater in rural Nelson, on 30 August 1871. He was the fourth of twelve children by his...Read more about "Ernest Rutherford's early life"...
Tasman Education Timeline
*Education in Tasman * The Nelson Province played an important role in the history of New Zealand education. It was the first Province to initiate free public education, based on Matthew Campbell's secular school system, which became...Read more about "Tasman Education Timeline"...