Story: Beachcombing

Page 3. Pieces of history

We asked people around the country to send us stories in their own words about what they have discovered along the coastline. Here is a selection in which the beachcomber has come across clues to past events.

What's your story?

False alarm

False alarm

A Christchurch man’s discovery had him heading to the police station.

Old battleground

Old battleground

A curious youngster once disturbed an old warrior’s rest.

The Howard mystery

The Howard mystery

In 1885 two intriguing discoveries at Taylor’s Mistake caused a sensation.

Missing mooring

Missing mooring

A piece of scientific equipment is lost and found.

How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Beachcombing - Pieces of history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/beachcombing/page-3 (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006