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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"...
Sir Stanley Whitehead
Sir Stanley Austin Whitehead (1907-1976), Knight Bachelor of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and Speaker of the NZ House of Representatives from 1972-1976, is best known...Read more about "Sir Stanley Whitehead"...
New Zealand Company agent, artist, explorer, Premier A qualified lawyer, William Fox sailed to New Zealand on the George Fyffe with his wife Sarah, arriving in Wellington on 7...Read more about "William Fox, 1812-1893"...