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Tāhunanui - the kāinga
Tāhunanui sounds like a name from pre-European times but it was only approved in 1911. Until the twentieth century the area was known as The Sands or Tāhuna; its traditional...Read more about "Tāhunanui - the kāinga"...
*Those were the days, the days of the matinee* During the immediate post war years, Saturday matinees were all the rage with our generation of kids. Whether it...Read more about "Nelson Matinee"...
From Cairo to Ngatimoti
Or Around the World in 100 Years: the WW1 postcard that lost its way Front of Hector Guy’s postcard. A. McFadgen Front of Hector Guy’s postcard. A. McFadgen Poignant...Read more about "From Cairo to Ngatimoti"...
Getting established in Marlborough
Marlborough’s first decades after European colonisation were rather rocky. The Wairau Affray[sitetree_link,id=467] in 1843 badly frightened potential colonists to the Wairau. Strong earthquakes[sitetree_link,id=749] in 1848 and 1855 and severe flooding[sitetree_link,id=249] showed...Read more about "Getting established in Marlborough"...
Te Tau Ihu and astronomy
The Nelson region has had some interesting and significant connections with astronomy - from the era of Kupe, to the Black Birch observatory. The Nelson Science Society continues to...Read more about "Te Tau Ihu and astronomy"...
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