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George Batt -Drover and Bullocky
*Drover and Bullocky* George Batt (1854-1931) was born in the Waimea Plains area near Nelson, the sixth child of John and Ann Batt who had emigrated from Hampshire in...Read more about "George Batt"...
The voyage of the SS Lyttelton
London to Wellington in 462 days The Nelson waterfront is now the domain of the chardonnay set, but from the deck of the recreational fishing berth you'll see an...Read more about "The voyage of the SS Lyttelton"...
Dr William Edward Redman
Picton and the Sounds have always attracted a good number of 'characters', and one was Dr William Edward Redman, who arrived from London with his wife Charlotte in...Read more about "Dr William Edward Redman"...
Nelson-born champion runner, Rod Dixon talks a mile a minute - but he knows that. "People used to say you can always rely on John (Walker) to run...Read more about "Rod Dixon"...
Mātauranga - Māori and education
Pre-European Māori learned by oral methods which developed strong memory skills and powerful oratory. Early European visitors and settlers admired Māori intelligence. Dieffenbach (1839) wrote: Greenwood, Sarah: The Motueka...Read more about "Mātauranga - Māori and education"...
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