The Prow Celebrates 10th Birthday!

Wednesday 13 February 2019

The Prow, the Top of the South's history website, is celebrating its 10th birthday. 

The Prow is a great place to find historical information about Marlborough, Nelson and Tasman.  If you are looking for information about people like Appo Hocton and Constance Barnicoat or have an interest in places like Onekaka and Abel Tasman National Park this is the perfect website for you. Over the last ten years more than 658,000 people have visited the website and over 500 stories have been added.

"The Prow preserves and makes accessible the unique history and culture of our regions with fact-filled stories, memories and photographs. The Prow offers local history stories for people to enjoy and dip into, followed by detailed references and extensive resources lists if they want to dig further," say Prow project manager, Nicola Harwood.

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

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