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The Taranaki Refugees
The Taranaki War of 1860 had a lasting legacy for both Maori and Pakeha communities in Taranaki and Te Tau Ihu. The impact of the war on Taranaki Maori[te-tau-ihu-maori-and-the-taranaki-wars/]...Read more about "The Taranaki Refugees"...
It took nearly 50 years of exploration, analysis and debate 1 before Onekaka’s rich iron ore resource was to be commercially processed in 1922. While the Onekaka Iron and Steel...Read more about "Onekaka Ore"...
The Apple Industry
Hard Graft for Early Apple Growers Apples have been planted in the Nelson/Tasman region since the arrival of the first European settlers, who found that apple trees flourished in...Read more about "The Apple Industry"...
Matthew Campbell is typical of many of the early Nelson immigrants. He flourished in the egalitarian colonial society he settled in, and was instrumental in laying the foundation of...Read more about "Matthew Campbell 1815-1883"...
German Settlement in Nelson
Nelson's earliest German settlers faced disappointment and hardship and were driven away from the Moutere Valley by poor soil and constant floods. The close-knit, industrious communities re-established themselves on...Read more about "German settlement in Nelson"...