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The Wairau Affray, also known as the Wairau Massacre or the Wairau Incident, was the first significant armed conflict between Māori and British settlers after the signing of the Treaty...Read more about "Wairau Affray"...
Anzac Park and its surroundings
Anzac Park, originally known as Milton's Acre, has changed considerably over time, largely because of land reclamation. Milton's Acre - A Ship's Anchor Acre anzac-picture-1.jpg Nelson from Matangi Āwhio, Nelson...Read more about "Anzac Park and its surroundings"...
Blenheim, or "The Beaver"
The Wairau Affray in 1843 badly frightened potential European settlers of the Wairau and it was to be several more years before the Nelson settlers again began to consider...Read more about "Blenheim, or The Beaver"...
Wairau Bar midden
Kitchen midden found on the Wairau Bar This story is an edited version of an article written by Steve Austin, Chief Executive of the Marlborough Museum and published in...Read more about "Wairau Bar midden"...
Lure of gold - Aorere
A few specks of gold, found in the Aorere Valley by a musterer in October 1856, saw more than 2000 men flood into Massacre Bay over the following...Read more about "Aorere gold"...
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