The first Sharland
When James Henry Sharland stepped off the John Masterman ship on the 8th February 18571 he had his son James Frederick Sharland and his partner Julia Lazarus at his side....Read more about "The first Sharland"...
Nelson's early settlement
Nelson's early history is a fascinating one, filled with many tales of hardship endured by the early European settlers, who left their homes in England in search of...Read more about "Nelson's early settlement"...
Trooper Leonard Tarrant and his Memorial
Trooper Leonard Mathews Tarrant and the Tarrant Memorial, Motueka Quay Leonard Tarrant was born 8 February 1871 to Henry Alexander Tarrant and Katherine, nee Saxon, in Brightwater. He came to...Read more about "Trooper Leonard Tarrant and his Memorial"...
Flooding on the Wairau Plain
Blenheim and the Wairau floodplain have experienced at least one damaging flood every decade since European settlement. In the early days, floods occurred so often and flood control works...Read more about "Flooding on the Wairau Plain"...
Shipping and trade on the Ōpaoa River
At one time, Picton was described as Marlborough's front door and the Ōpaoa/Opawa River as the tradesmen's entrance, but in the early days of European settlement, river trade was...Read more about "Shipping and trade on the Ōpaoa River"...
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