The Prow: Ngā Kōrero o Te Tau Ihu

Discover the heritage, history and culture of the Top of the South Island / Te Tau Ihu - Tasman, Nelson and Marlborough - on this collaborative website. Read, enjoy and research, add your own story, or comment on any story.

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Stories include bibliographies and suggestions for further reading. It's an excellent resource for those interested in the people, places, industries and events in our region's past.

  • Read the creation stories of Te Tau Ihu which explain the origins of the South Island.
  • Learn about Appo Hocton, the first Chinese immigrant in New Zealand.
  • Uncover the story of the notorious Burgess Gang and the Maungatapu Murders.
  • Read about Ng?ti Toa rangatira Te Rauparaha, Te Rangihaeata and the Wairau Affray.

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