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New Zealand Company Surveyor, Politician and Quaker Samuel Stephens sailed from England on the Whitby in 1841 with Arthur Wakefield, and they became close friends. As they sailed near the...Read more about "Samuel Stephens (1803-1855)"...
The lime and marble of Takaka Hill
Takaka Hill divides Nelson and Golden Bay. Its steep, twisting road reveals the ancient craggy lime and marble formations and caving system that give the hill its popular name,...Read more about "The lime and marble of Takaka Hill"...
Marlborough cultural life
Marlborough has a rich musical and cultural history, with the Marlborough Repertory and Blenheim Operatic Societies having provided regular local entertainment for many decades. But it was not always...Read more about "Marlborough cultural life"...
George Batt -Drover and Bullocky
*Drover and Bullocky* George Batt (1854-1931) was born in the Waimea Plains area near Nelson, the sixth child of John and Ann Batt who had emigrated from Hampshire in...Read more about "George Batt"...
Ngawhatu Hospital, Orphanage and Valley
*The Orphanage Era of Ngawhatu Valley* Orphanage stream in in Stoke takes its name from a Roman Catholic home for boys which was once sited in the Ngawhatu Valley. Commonly called...Read more about "Ngawhatu Hospital, Orphanage and Valley"...