Rolling Stones: Nelson's Boulder Bank - Its Place in Our History and Hearts
A well-researched and lavishly illustrated account of our boulder bank - the largest in the world. Nelson author, Karen Warren, details its formation, natural history, Maori legend and use, the associated history of European settlement and Nelson City, and she makes suggestions on how it can be safeguarded.
Karen Warren was born in Wellington, obtained a degree in town planning from the University of Auckland and moved to Nelson with her husband John in 1984. For over 20 years she has worked as a resource management planner including in her own consultancy. As well as raising her family, she has represented New Zealand in both World Duathlon and Triathlon Championships. Rolling Stones is her first book.
Foreword -- Author's Note -- Introduction -- Part 1 The Boulder Bank in Context -- 1Treasure on our Doorstep -- 2 An Unusual Landform -- 3 Rolling Stones or Offshore Ridge? -- 4 The Natural Landscape -- Part 2 Early History to 1842 -- 5 Maori Legend and Use -- 6 European Discovery -- Part 3 First Century of European Settlement, from 1842 -- 7 First Entrance to Nelson Haven -- 8 Fifeshire (later Haulashore) Island -- 9 Magazine Island: Stones Above the Tide -- 10 The Nelson Lighthouse: Early Days -- 11 New Harbour Entrance: The Cut -- 12 Mackay Bluff, Wakapuaka & Glenduan -- 13 Making use of the Bank -- Part 4 The Second Century, from 1942 -- 14 Haulashore Island -- 15 The Nelson Lighthouse -- 16 The Cut: A Vision Belatedly Realised -- 17 Baches: Humble Origins -- 18 A Place for Leisure -- 19 Use and Misuse -- 20 Safeguards and Ways Forward -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- References and endnotes -- Bibliography -- Index.