The Prow: Nga Korero o Te Tau Ihu


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

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Stories are professionally written and provide bibliographies and suggestions for further reading.  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 explaining 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.

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