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Trooper Leonard Tarrant and his Memorial
Trooper Leonard Mathews Tarrant and the Tarrant Memorial, Motueka Quay Leonard Tarrant was born 8 February 1871 to Henry Alexander Tarrant and Katherine, nee Saxon, in Brightwater. He came to...Read more about "Trooper Leonard Tarrant and his Memorial"...
Nelson essentials - water and sewage
‘Bright pure water’ and sewage New Zealand’s early cities reeked of rotting rubbish, dead animals and excrement, and water sources were often contaminated. By contrast, Māori settlements were hygienic, with special sites for toilets and for dumping rubbish, and...Read more about "Nelson essentials - water and sewage"...
The Rise of the Motor Vehicle in Richmond
In 1923, John Warring (known as Jack) opened a bicycle shop near Queen Street’s intersection with Gladstone Road. Just three years later the growing popularity of motor vehicles led...Read more about "The Rise of the Motor Vehicle in Richmond"...
Pre-dam schemes The Maitai River was first considered for water supply in the 1930s. At this time the Brook Scheme[sitetree_link,id=549] (commissioned in 1867) was unable to meet demand. Rather than proceed...Read more about "Maitai Dam"...
The Rawsons and the outbreak of World War One
WW1 – The outbreak, 1914, including at sea with Capt von Muller and SMS Emden In 2011 I wrote1 of the terror and dilemma faced by Taranaki citizens at...Read more about "The Rawsons and the outbreak of World War One"...
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