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Place names of the Waimea Islands
Although the fourteen or so islands of the Waimea Inlet have an enduring and busy Māori history, many of them are named after early European owners or residents....Read more about "Place names of the Waimea Islands"...
Stories of Tasman Bay or Te Tai-o-Aorere
1. An ancient legend - Tūtaeporoporo This story confirms that Whakatū was recognised throughout Aotearoa as an important mahinga kai (food-gathering place). *A Taniwha *Tūtaeporoporo was an enormous shark that...Read more about "Stories of Tasman Bay or Te Tai-o-Aorere"...
One story of welcome - Mary Ann Hodgkinson
*A Traditional Challenge at the Port *Mary Ann Hodgkinson, who had just arrived on the Thomas Harrison with her family in October 1842, had been drilled in self-defence on...Read more about "One story of welcome - Mary Ann Hodgkinson"...
1. Early residents at Matangi Āwhio - Pohea and Tamangakau *Place Names *An old tradition recounted by kaumatua of Ngāti Kuia and Ngāti Koata offers one explanation for the...Read more about "Matangi Āwhio"...
Poiwhai, Punawai and Mānuka Island
Frederick Tuckett’s 1842 map of the Nelson Settlement shows in yellow 100 of the 1,100 one-acre Nelson Town Sections surveyed for Nelson Town. These were the New Zealand Company’s...Read more about "Poiwhai, Punawai and Mānuka Island"...
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