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Getting established in Marlborough
Marlborough’s first decades after European colonisation were rather rocky. The Wairau Affray[sitetree_link,id=467] in 1843 badly frightened potential colonists to the Wairau. Strong earthquakes[sitetree_link,id=749] in 1848 and 1855 and severe flooding[sitetree_link,id=249] showed...Read more about "Getting established in Marlborough"...
Mussel harvesting in the Marlborough Sounds
Linkwater farmer John Collins[sitetree_link,id=669] worked up to 23 hours a day when he worked in Marlborough’s mussel industry in the early 1980s. “In those days the industry was struggling...Read more about "Mussel harvesting in the Marlborough Sounds"...
Nelson brewing family
The beginning of brewing in Nelson Breweries were among the earliest businesses established after the settlement of Nelson began in 1842. Poalo and Pelham were the first, in October...Read more about "A Nelson brewing family"...
Immigration Stories These stories were produced in response to the Appo Hocton (Feb-Apr 2010) exhibition at the Nelson Provincial Museum, as part of a Museum education programme on the immigration experience. The...Read more about "Immigration Stories"...
Life in Linkwater
John Collins did a bit of everything to make a living on his Cullensville[places/cullensville] hill country farm: milking cows, shearing sheep, mustering and mussel harvesting[sitetree_link,id=670]. Linkwater JC Cemetary 7376 John Collins...Read more about "Life in Linkwater"...