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Rifleman John William Brunning
A Long Lost Brunning Tucked away at the bottom of a page in a Motueka community newspaper was a small item headlined "Long lost Brunning". It featured the intriguing...Read more about " Rifleman John William Brunning"...
Life on the Fault Lines
Marlborough's East Coast earthquakes Marlborough’s East Coast is cross hatched with fault lines so the large earthquakes of 2013 and 2016 should not have been surprising, although it is...Read more about "Life on the Fault Lines"...
Cousins Clifford and Weld make their mark
In August 1847 Charles Clifford[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1c20/clifford-charles] and his cousin, Frederick Weld[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1w10/weld-frederick-aloysius] drove 3000 sheep from Port Underwood to Flaxbourne[sitetree_link,id=541]: "Crossed the Bluff River with sheep. Had to throw them all into the water,...Read more about "Cousins Clifford and Weld make their mark"...
The Tetley Affair
Joseph Tetley, a swindler and a gentleman Marlborough was shaken by a scandal in the 1860s, when a Member of Parliament ran off to South America with £40,000 of...Read more about "The Tetley Affair"...
*The rise and fall of a colourful and controversial colonist* A cast of hardworking ‘alpha’ men dominated the early days of settlement in the Wairau. And none was more...Read more about "William Eyes"...