The History of
MAORI SETTLEMENT on
There has been little written
specifically about the Maori settlement of Kaikoura Island, although it
appears to have been a politically important location in relation to the
wider history of Aotea.
The History of
EUROPEAN SETTLEMENT on Kaikoura Island
The first European purchase of land on Aotea was conducted on 20 March 1838.
William Webster, Jeremiah Nagle and William Abercrombie claim to have
purchased the whole of Great Barrier Island which they incorrectly estimated
to be 20,000 acres.
SAVE OUR ISLANDS -
The History of the 1995 Campaign to Buy Kaikoura Island
As the Save Our Islands Trust officially launched its
bid on Saturday 8th July 1995 to reclaim probably the largest gulf island in
foreign ownership, a double rainbow bridged the waters separating Kaikoura
Island and Great Barrier Island.
NZ Forest Restoration Trust address a Meeting of the Parks and Heritage
Committee of the Auckland Regional Council. - September 2003
History of the
MOTU KAIKOURA SCENIC RESERVE - 7th May
(including the campaign to purchase the island).
Over 300 people joined locals to celebrate the purchase and opening of
Kaikoura Island as a Scenic Reserve. Five years after the Hauraki Gulf
Marine Park Act was passed, the Government had finally contributed almost $8
million of the $10.5 million price of Kaikoura Island.
Construction of the
preparation of the Wharf Area and
Improvement of the Road
to October, 1997)
owner Frederick Whitaker from his farm manager (?),
William Harding 1857
1840s chart that
Admiralty Chart of the steam
sailing vessel 'Acheron'
Silva, owner/resident of Kaikoura Island, drowns
13th December 1883"
Source - Auckland