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Fiery, ambitious Scotsman was ‘King of the Beaver’ Born in Caithness, in the north of Scotland,1 James Sinclair was described as a clear-headed, strong-minded Scotsman, who, by his dominating...Read more about "James Sinclair"...
Life on the Fault Lines
Marlborough's East Coast earthquakes Marlborough’s East Coast is cross hatched with fault lines[http://www.shakeout.govt.nz/marlborough/] so the large earthquakes of 2013 and 2016 should not have been surprising, although it is thought...Read more about "Life on the Fault Lines"...
Emerging from the bush The discovery of gold and the search for grazing land were the initial driving forces behind the establishment of the township of Hampden, which later...Read more about "Murchison"...
Captain Edward Fearon
The King of Motueka Times were turbulent when one of Motueka’s earliest Pakeha pioneers arrived to take up his newly-bought block of land. Edward Fearon had barely pitched his...Read more about "Captain Edward Fearon"...
*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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