Robert Ellis and Brightwater's electricity
Ellis Street in Brightwater is named after Robert (Bobby) Ellis "a man of considerable mechanical ingenuity and business acumen”. Bobby was responsible for the first electrical streetlights in the...Read more about "Robert Ellis and Brightwater's electricity"...
At one time, Marlborough-born poet, Eileen Duggan, was one of New Zealand's most widely acclaimed poets.1 Eileen Duggan as The Spirit of Ireland in a school play Eileen...Read more about "Eileen Duggan,1894-1972, poet and writer"...
Picton and Blenheim's Literary Institutes
New Zealand's early European colonists soon established many associations and organisations, including debating and literary societies, libraries and mechanics' institutes.1 Picton Picton Library. Marlborough Historical Society. Marlborough Museum Archives Click image...Read more about "Picton and Blenheim's Literary Institutes"...
The Execution of the Maungatapu Murderers
Nelson's First Hanging At 8.30am, on Friday 5 October, 1866, the twang of three hangmen's ropes brought an end to the grisliest episode in Nelson's early European history. The...Read more about "The Execution of the Maungatapu Murderers"...
Background Antonio Wett was an early resident of Nelson, arriving there in about 1866. In the following 44 years, until his death in 1910, he married, had a family...Read more about "Antonio Wett"...
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