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Power to the People
Early in the 20th century Marlborough, like the rest of the top of the South, was isolated from the national grid and the lack of bulk electricity was...Read more about "Power to the People"...
1986-1989 Golden Bay County Councillor Shirley Nalder Shirley Nalder. Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson Mail Collection: 3363A. Dairy farmer Shirley Nalder (nee James) served one term as the Collingwood riding representative on...Read more about "Shirley Nalder"...
Telegraph Made World of Difference
The South and North Islands were connected by an under-sea telegraph cable across Cook Strait in 1866. Ten years later, the telegraph connection between London and Wakapuaka, Nelson, spanned...Read more about "Telegraph Made World of Difference"...
Tophouse, the scene of a murder/suicide in 1894, was the natural pass between the Wairau, Motupiko and Buller Rivers, and was commonly used by Māori in pre-European times. Tophouse...Read more about "Tophouse"...
Marlborough Sounds Whaling
For nearly 140 years, whales on their annual migration north were spotted by whalers from hilltop lookouts at the entrance to Tory Channel. Whale chasing boats then raced out to harpoon them...Read more about "Marlborough Sounds Whaling"...
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