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Te Awatea Hou
Waitangi Day in 1990 was special, as it was the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. The largest gathering ever seen of Māori tribal war canoes (waka...Read more about "Te Awatea Hou"...
Whekenui School, Tory Channel One of New Zealand's most remote schools, Whekenui School operated only from 1951 to 1962. Local children had previously been enrolled in the Correspondence School, with an untrained...Read more about "Whekenui School"...
Marlborough Women and the Petition
On 19 September 1893, after submitting a petition[https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/womens-suffrage/petition] with nearly 32,000 signatures, New Zealand became the first self-governing country to grant women the vote. In most other democracies – including...Read more about "Marlborough Women and the Petition"...
Ahumāra - Māori horticulture
The first Māori immigrants, who came from much warmer climes in the Pacific, were forced to adapt their horticultural methods quickly in order to survive. Kūmara, in particular, required...Read more about "Ahumāra - Māori horticulture"...
John and Kurapa Davis
We are inclined to think of New Zealand residents of the nineteenth century as being of either Māori or European background, but during the latter half of the...Read more about "John and Kurapa Davis"...
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