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Early Mailboats in the Sounds
In the past, as today, people living in the Sounds required a postal service. Picton had a mail service from Wellington as early as 1856, the first Postmaster...Read more about "Early Mailboats in the Sounds"...
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"...
Telephones in Blenheim
When I see young folk walking along the footpath and communicating with their friends using text messages on their cell phones, I realise how far telephone communication has come...Read more about "Telephones in Blenheim"...
The Grove Okiwa
The name Okiwa probably refers to a chief named Kiwa, as does Anakiwa (the cave of Kiwa). Until the Ngāti Awa attack of 1829-30, Rangitāne and Ngāti Kuia...Read more about "The Grove Okiwa"...
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