Tagged: Dr Michael Stevens

Reshaping our race relations? A world history of Bluff - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves Oct 08, 2014

Dr Michael Stevens at the Bluff signpost to the world. In 1807 Napoleon closed Russian ports to British traders, starving the Royal Navy of crucial hemp and spar supplies. By 1813, attempts to find alternative sources had reached New Zealand – New South Wales merchants sent a ship to investigate flax growing in and near Bluff, and Māori methods … Read More