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)"...
The Norgrove Sisters, signatories
*Emma (1848-1945) and Kate (1853-1927) Norgrove, signatories* Emma and Kate Norgrove moved to Blenheim as children with their parents in 1861. Norgrove sisters Norgrove family house. Image supplied by author When...Read more about "The Norgrove Sisters, signatories"...
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