The first Stoke library[http://nelsonpubliclibraries.co.nz/library/opening-hours/stoke-library/] was opened in the 1940's, thanks to the commitment of a group of residents, led by Fred Reed, who were mainly connected with the Stoke School...Read more about "Stoke Library"...
May's Retail, Butter and Bacon Empire
The Store in Queen Street Richmond May’s store was an institution in early Richmond. It occupied a large, two-storied building on a prominent site and sold as wide a...Read more about "May's Retail, Butter and Bacon Empire "...
Early Marlborough Settlers
*An overview..* There was plenty of opportunity for an able man (supported by an equally able wife) in the early days of a colony. All of the people listed...Read more about "Early Marlborough Settlers"...
The Rise of the Motor Vehicle in Richmond
In 1923, John Warring (known as Jack) opened a bicycle shop near Queen Street’s intersection with Gladstone Road. Just three years later the growing popularity of motor vehicles led...Read more about "The Rise of the Motor Vehicle in Richmond"...
The Beginnings of Library Services in Golden Bay / Mohua
Public libraries in New Zealand were set up not long after European settlement began in 1840. Recognised as the first library in the country was the one which...Read more about "The Beginnings of Library Services in Golden Bay / Mohua "...
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