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Awatere Road Rail Bridge
For over 100 years the bridge at Seddon over the Awatere River has carried road and rail traffic, a unique link on State Highway One. This all changed...Read more about "Awatere Road Rail Bridge 1902 to 2007"...
Farm Settlements for Returned Soldiers
During World War I (1914-1918) the New Zealand Government decreed that soldiers returning from overseas service would be given the opportunity to settle on farms of their own, specially...Read more about "Farm Settlements for Returned Soldiers"...
Starting school in Hauwai
In October 1941 when I was due to start my schooling, we lived at Hauwai, a tiny settlement beside the railway station of that name, on the south...Read more about "Starting school in Hauwai"...
Marlborough's Early Churches
There was a tradition of tolerance and goodwill between Marlborough's Christian churches from the earliest days when dedicated ministers and priests covered hundreds of miles of the undeveloped and...Read more about "Marlborough's Early Churches"...
Lands and Survey Department in Blenheim
I joined the Public Service in 1953, becoming a clerk in the Lands & Survey Department. The offices were on the upper floor of the old Post Office...Read more about "Lands and Survey Department in Blenheim"...