One of the oldest and most well known cemeteries in the Marlborough District is of Omaka Cemetery, which lies south west of the town's centre. Omaka Cemetery IMG 1113 Omaka...Read more about "Omaka Cemetery"...
Nestled away behind tall standing trees protecting it from noise and debris lies the Kaituna Cemetery in Marlborough, just north of the North Bank Road turn off. A quaint...Read more about "Kaituna Cemetery"...
tuia logo Tuia 250 Tuia 250 commemorates 250 years since the first onshore meetings between Māori – tangata whenua of Aotearoa New Zealand – and Pākehā in 1769–70. Tuia 250 also celebrates...Read more about "Tuia 250"...
Marlborough Women and the Petition
On 19 September 1893, after submitting a petition[https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/womens-suffrage/petition] with nearly 32,000 signatures, New Zealand became the first self-governing country to grant women the vote. In most other democracies – including...Read more about "Marlborough Women and the Petition"...
Mary Mulvey, signatory (1822 - 1922)
In 1893 when she signed the petition Mrs Mary Mulvey was 71 years old and a widow. Her husband, John, the local milkman, had been charged with threatening...Read more about "Mary Mulvey, signatory (1822 - 1922)"...
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