Coast Characters

Dulcie McNabb – a Coaster

Dulcie McNabb lives in Karamea and has an amazing knowledge of the Karamea area from 1300AD until today!

“In Karamea terms, I’m a local, with mixed Shetland, Scottish, English and Irish ancestry,” she says.

“My mother’s people came to Karamea with the original ‘special settlers’ in 1874, while my father’s people arrived in Nelson as early as 1843. The menfolk made their way to Karamea from Sandy Bay in 1882 via the Mt Arthur tableland and down the Karamea River, returning home along the Heaphy coastline to collect their families.

Hear her story here:

Dulcie McNabb – a Coaster