Ngawhatu Hospital, Orphanage and Valley
*The Orphanage Era of Ngawhatu Valley* Orphanage stream in in Stoke takes its name from a Roman Catholic home for boys which was once sited in the Ngawhatu Valley. Commonly called...Read more about "Ngawhatu Hospital, Orphanage and Valley"...
Brightwater's School for Girls - 1880-1889
In the late 1870s the population of Brightwater grew very quickly. Schools in the area included Spring Grove School and River Terrace School. Both schools were very overcrowded and...Read more about "Brightwater's School for Girls - 1880-1889"...
Brightwater's School for Boys - 1888-1889
The brick school In 1887 Spring Grove School was overcrowded and run down, it was also the only school in the Brightwater area that educated senior boys. Instead of...Read more about "Brightwater's School for Boys - 1888-1889"...
Spring Grove School
Spring Grove School and the TeeTotal Goats In 1845, when Brightwater was still part of Spring Grove, there were a growing number of pākeha families settling on Section 34,...Read more about "Spring Grove School"...
Thomas Maddock and Lucy Knight of Marlborough
*Just an old Marlborough man and his daughter* When the first waves of settlers landed on the beaches of Nelson many were shocked at what they saw. The...Read more about "Thomas Maddock and Lucy Knight of Marlborough"...
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