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The Nelson Railway
Despite more than 80 years of drive and determination on the part of Nelsonians to work towards a railway that would end their isolation from the rest of...Read more about "The Nelson Railway…to Nowhere"...
Abel Tasman and Māori in Golden Bay / Mohua
When the Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman sailed into Golden Bay / Mohua in 1642, a mutual cultural misunderstanding may have been one reason for the brief violent encounter...Read more about "The first meeting - Abel Tasman and Māori in Golden Bay / Mohua"...
Asbestos and the Chaffeys
A place to hide was what the Chaffeys sought when they moved to the Cobb Valley in Nelson's remote northwest mountains. It was their desire for solitude, and...Read more about "Asbestos and the Chaffeys"...
Ahumāra - Māori horticulture
The first Māori immigrants, who came from much warmer climes in the Pacific, were forced to adapt their horticultural methods quickly in order to survive. Kūmara, in particular, required...Read more about "Ahumāra - Māori horticulture"...
Ngāi Tara at Appleby Pā
In the late 1500s when Ngāti Tūmatak[sitetree_link,id=490]ō[http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2014/0019/latest/DLM5214278.html]kiri[sitetree_link,id=490] were consolidating their hold over the western districts of Te Tau Ihu, a section of the closely-related Ngāi Tara iwi from the Hataitai...Read more about "Ngāi Tara at Appleby Pā"...
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