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John Jacobus (Jacob) Appoo
You may well be familiar with the Nelson name Appo Hocton. His last name also appears on maps labeling the first gold strikes in the Aorere Goldfields a...Read more about "John Jacobus (Jacob) Appoo"...
Stories about the places and spaces of the top of the South Island - te tau ihu o te waka. See related stories on this site: Onekaka Pipe Dreams Aorere GoldThe...Read more about "Places"...
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"...
Pakihi - Māori and Business
Māori started trading with Europeans from the late 18th Century: with Captain Cook’s crews in the 1770s, Bellingshausen’s Russian expedition in 1820, D'Urville’s officers and men in 1827, and whalers and sealers in the 1820s...Read more about "Pakihi - Māori and Business"...
Kōura - Māori and Gold
The goldrushes In 1857 there were 1,300 Pakeha and 600 Māori digging in the Aorere district[aorere-gold/], New Zealand's first real goldrush. The influx had a profound effect on tangata...Read more about "Kōura - Māori and Gold"...