John and Mary France
Picton, or Waitohi (Pa) to the Te Atiawa who occupied the site, was a rugged, hidden community in its early days. The area was virtually unexplored by Pākehā,...Read more about "John and Mary France"...
The story behind the name When Edward Bisley subdivided the Tahunanui hillside in the 1920s, Nelson’s Leonard Day built many of the new homes. Among his houses were those...Read more about "Day's Track"...
The Star and Garter Hotel and the Richmond Volunteer Fire Brigade
Richmond's Star and Garter Hotel, established in 1845/46 is one of the oldest hotels in New Zealand still operating on its original site and still using (largely) it's...Read more about "The Star and Garter Hotel and the Richmond Volunteer Fire Brigade"...
The Town that Wilkes Built and a Lucky Escape from Friendly Fire
*Richmond - the town that Wilkes Built* The firm of W.E Wilkes is synonymous with house building in Richmond. The company built many of the major buildings in Richmond...Read more about " The Town that Wilkes Built and a Lucky Escape from Friendly Fire"...
Croucher's Flour Mill and Bakehouse
In 1873 the view across Queen Street was very different from what you see today. A large flour mill stood where the Richmond Mall is now. In front...Read more about "Croucher's Flour Mill and Bakehouse"...
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