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Ernest Rutherford's early life
Ernest, known as Ern within the family, was born at Spring Grove, near Brightwater in rural Nelson, on 30 August 1871. He was the fourth of twelve children by his...Read more about "Ernest Rutherford's early life"...
*Scottish town on the Wairau Plain * Scotsman, Dr Thomas Renwick, was the ship's surgeon on the Thomas Harrison, which arrived in Nelson in 1842. He bought Dumgree in the Awatere in 1848,...Read more about "Early Renwick"...
It is believed that Wakefield (originally known as Pitfure)1 was named after the Yorkshire birthplace of an early settler, William Hough; however it is also widely accepted that the...Read more about "Early Wakefield"...
Running a transport service in the days when unformed roads wormed their ways through virgin bush up steep hillsides and across rivers and mountain creeks tested man and...Read more about "Newman Brothers"...
Ralph Watson and the Everetts of Nelson
At Home and Away during World War I: A Tale of Two Families Albert Edward (Bert) Everett was born in Nelson in 1857 and was the fifth of...Read more about "Ralph Watson and the Everetts of Nelson"...
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