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Suffrage symbol Women's Suffrage 125 symbol Suffrage 125 2018 marks the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. On 19 September 1893 the Electoral Act 1893 was passed, giving all...Read more about "Women's Suffrage"...
*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"...
Mrs France and Billy Carr's Hardware Store
Billy Carr Billy Carr's hardware store was a prominent building in Blenheim for many years from the time it opened in 1881. Many people back then had their own...Read more about "Mrs France and Billy Carr's Hardware Store"...
*Scottish town on the Wairau Plain * Scotsman, Dr Thomas Renwick, was the ship's surgeon on the Thomas Harrison, which arrived in Nelson in 1842. He bought Dumgree in the Awatere in 1848,...Read more about "Early Renwick"...
*Phyllis Field (nee Griffin) 1914-2007 - the early years* Phyllis was born in 1914, the youngest child of George and Caroline Griffin. Her father was manager of the Griffin...Read more about "Phyllis Field"...
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