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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 - named...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"...
Cousins Clifford and Weld make their mark
In August 1847 Charles Clifford[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1c20/clifford-charles] and his cousin, Frederick Weld[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1w10/weld-frederick-aloysius] drove 3000 sheep from Port Underwood to Flaxbourne[sitetree_link,id=541]: "Crossed the Bluff River with sheep. Had to throw them all into the water,...Read more about "Cousins Clifford and Weld make their mark"...
The Tetley Affair
Joseph Tetley, a swindler and a gentleman Marlborough was shaken by a scandal in the 1860s, when a Member of Parliament ran off to South America with £40,000 of...Read more about "The Tetley Affair"...
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