Lord Freyberg V.C., G.C.M.G., K.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O.
1889 – 1963
Commander of the Second New Zealand Division 1939 – 1945
Governor-General of New Zealand 1946 – 1952
This memorial has been donated by returned servicemen to . . . — — Map (db m83526) HM
Physical and emotional challenges extended beyond the search for gold. After Guangdong's near tropical climate, the newcomers would have been shocked by by Otago's brutally cold winters and made anxious by local hostility towards them.
A . . . — — Map (db m184767) HM
From the late 1860s to the 1880s this was one of many camps and settlements established by Chinese gold seekers in Otago-Southland. By the turn of the century, however, most had been abandoned, their simple dwellings left to decay. Today the . . . — — Map (db m184758) HM
South West New Zealand is one of the great wilderness areas of the Southern Hemisphere. It is an area where snow-capped mountains, rivers of ice, deep lakes, unbroken forests and tussock grasslands produce a landscape of exceptional beauty. In this . . . — — Map (db m185281) HM
During the busy shipping era of the gold rushes, Cape Foulwind had no lighthouse. It was much later that a timber lighthouse was built. First lit in 1876, its beacon guided vessels to the Buller for half a century before being replaced by the . . . — — Map (db m184821) HM
For hundreds of years Karamea Estuary has been a home, a source of food and materials, and a link to the outside world. Early Māori used the estuary as a summer camp along the pounamu (greenstone) trading route from AD 1500. Large shell middens . . . — — Map (db m184838) HM
The timber-framed, weatherboard-clad building now known as Donovan's Store was built during the time of the first West Coast gold rush in the 1860s. Trading initially as the Club Hotel, it survives as the oldest building of its kind on the West . . . — — Map (db m184814) HM
18,000 years ago the Franz Josef Glacier / Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere extended 10km past the current coastline — meaning the spot where you are now standing was once covered by ice hundreds of metres thick! Evidence of this is dotted . . . — — Map (db m185280) HM
This is a powerful place where land meets sea, where nature's forces collide creating landforms shaped by ice, river and ocean. The Tasman's heaving surf continues to mould beaches and dunes, constantly wrestling with river mouths and tossing their . . . — — Map (db m185655) HM