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Whittington Landon Lane was born to Susan and George "Mizpah" Lane on the 14th of July, 1859 supposedly in the port town of Picton. A very eccentric name...Read more about "Whittington Landon-Lane"...
The 1884 plague of rats
[admin/pages/]Early settlers in the Nelson Province faced many challenges. One of these was the rat problem – which exploded to plague proportions in 1884. PolynesianRatNZ Illustration of Polynesian Rat, Rattus...Read more about "The 1884 plague of rats"...
Trolove of the Clarence Frederick Trolove (1831-1880) was an early European settler who established Woodbank Run, located south of the Clarence River. Most of what is known about Trolove,...Read more about "Frederick Trolove"...
Te Tau Ihu Māori and the Taranaki Wars
On 17 March 1860, Government troops attacked the pa Te Kohia at Waitara, North Taranaki, stronghold of Wiremu Kīngi Te Rangitāke of Te Ātiawa and his followers. Te Rangitāke...Read more about "Te Tau Ihu Māori and the Taranaki Wars"...
There are eight iwi or tribes in Te Tau Ihu/ Te Tauihu (Nelson/Tasman–Marlborough): Ngāti Kuia, Rangitāne o Wairau and Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō (from the Kurahaupō canoe) Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Rārua and Ngāti Toa Rangatira (from the Tainui canoe) Ngāti...Read more about "Maori"...
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