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Marlborough's Flax Industry
Marlborough had perfect growing conditions and was noted for the excellent quality of its flax.1 Native flax (Harakeke/Phormium tenax) grew in swampy land and on the low foothills and,...Read more about "Marlborough's Flax Industry"...
Annie Dolly Anituhia MacDonald Neame, weaver
Annie (Dolly) Anituhia MacDonald Neame (1916– 1995) "One day while sitting alone a thought came to me - I'd just love to make a feather cloak. Well, after...Read more about "Annie Dolly Anituhia MacDonald Neame (1916 - 1995)"...
Fulton Sisters, signatories
The Fulton family owned land, which they named Bohally, on the northern side on Blenheim. fulton The Fulton sisters. Image supplied by author The land was swamp, covered with flax,...Read more about "Fulton Sisters, signatories"...
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"...
The first Sharland
When James Henry Sharland stepped off the John Masterman ship on the 8th February 18571 he had his son James Frederick Sharland and his partner Julia Lazarus at his side....Read more about "The first Sharland"...