Russell History

Below are links to writings on Russell History

russell-police-stationLiving History

Two hundred years of stories to discover.

bay-of-islandsPre-Contact – TO MUA I O TAUIWI

KORORĀREKA – WHAT’S IN A NAME?

old-russellA Hell Hole

By the early 1800s Kororāreka was quite literally on the map.

treaty-signA New Nation

Law and order in the Bay…

canoeWar

The Battle of Kororāreka

waitangiTranquil Times

From the 1920s Russell was discovered as an idyllic unspoilt place for holidays or retirement.