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Early Pastoralism in Marlborough
Marlborough's earliest pastoral history was one of initial squatter land occupation, battling the twin scourges of rabbits and sheep scab, and eventually, compulsory division of the huge sheep runs...Read more about "Early Pastoralism in Marlborough"...
Main trunk railway line
Construction of the South Island Railway: a Stop-Start Journey Parochialism and politics, the Great Depression and two World Wars meant that completion of the South Island’s Main Trunk Line was...Read more about "Main trunk railway line"...
Normal 0 false false false EN-NZ X-NONE X-NONE The Marlborough Rugby Football Union (MRFU) was founded in 1888, 18 years after New Zealand's first...Read more about "Marlborough Rugby - first 100 years"...
Edwin Hare Dashwood
In researching Samuel Newport, my wife's great great grandfather, and other family members, I discovered transcripts of letters written by Samuel in November 1842. One letter was to G.H....Read more about "Edwin Hare Dashwood (1825-1882)"...
Captain Edward Fearon
The King of Motueka Times were turbulent when one of Motueka’s earliest Pakeha pioneers arrived to take up his newly-bought block of land. Edward Fearon had barely pitched his...Read more about "Captain Edward Fearon"...