10 Years of The Prow

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10 Years of The Prow

The Prow, a history website telling the stories of the land and the people of Te Waka a Maui - The Top of the South, is celebrating its ten year anniversary.

The initiative was the brainchild of a group of librarians from the Nelson, Marlborough and Tasman Libraries in response to frequent requests they received from library users asking for references and resources on local history.

There are now approximately 75 Marlborough stories covering topics such as early Maori mythology and history, the Wairau Affray, European colonisation and the development of infrastructure, business, whaling, forestry, farming, wine and aquaculture.

The website is named after the te reo Māori name for the top of the South Island: Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Maui. Te tau ihu was the prow of Maui's waka, or canoe, from which he fished up the North Island.

Go to The Prow website