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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"...
Te Tau Ihu Māori and the Taranaki Wars
On 17 March 1860, Government troops attacked the pa Te Kohia at Waitara, North Taranaki, stronghold of Wiremu Kīngi Te Rangitāke of Te Ātiawa and his followers. Te Rangitāke...Read more about "Te Tau Ihu Māori and the Taranaki Wars"...
Fires in Nelson
*When Nelson went to blazes* It was during my childhood years. Very few people had telephones. If you wanted to call the fire brigade you had to rush up...Read more about "Fires in Nelson"...
The first Picton hospital was built on the hill overlooking Waikawa Road and the Lagoon in 1865. A character called 'Ned the Bellman' (Edward Allen Davis) died earlier...Read more about "Picton Hospitals"...
Pre-dam schemes The Maitai River was first considered for water supply in the 1930s. At this time the Brook Scheme[sitetree_link,id=549] (commissioned in 1867) was unable to meet demand. Rather than proceed...Read more about "Maitai Dam"...
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