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Ching and Chisnall families
Richard Ching was born 11 July 1811 in England to Cornish parents - William Ching and Mary Vague. Richard was aged 12 when both his father, aged 40...Read more about "Ching and Chisnall families"...
Samuel Kirkpatrick and the Canning Factory
Samuel Kirkpatrick (1854-1925) grew up in Ireland, was educated in Liverpool and emigrated to California, where he worked in the wholesale tea business and fruit processing factories. In January...Read more about "Samuel Kirkpatrick and the Canning Factory"...
Orchards of the Nelson region
*Stoke Orchards* Stoke once had orchards everywhere, with hawthorn or occasionally gorse or macrocarpa hedges on the boundaries. The population was sparse, so everyone knew everyone. Geoffrey Gates who lived...Read more about "Orchards of the Nelson region"...
State housing in Nelson
State housing in New Zealand, 1905-16 In 1905 The Workers' Dwellings Act was passed to allow central government construction of houses for workers on Crown land, appropriated under...Read more about "State housing in Nelson"...
James Marsden and his Isel Farm
At the age of 34 years, James Marsden inherited Isel estate[nelson-isel-house/], a 930-acre property laid out by his father, Thomas Marsden, who died in a carriage accident in 1876. ...Read more about "James Marsden and his Isel Farm"...
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