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The Brownlees enterprise
William Brownlee, and later his son John's, sawmilling enterprise was far more of a struggle than most reports suggest[marlborough-nelson-timber-pioneers/]. The Brownlee family, with a number of close relatives, who...Read more about "The Brownlees enterprise"...
Memories of the Mamaku
I worked as a deckhand on the Anchor Shipping and Foundry Company’s coaster Mamaku from 1955 to 1957, and during those years I took many photos of the...Read more about "Memories of the Mamaku"...
Wreck of the City of Newcastle
City of Newcastle was a three-masted barque, 133 feet long and, at the time of her wreck, 39 years old. A frequent traveller between New South Wales and...Read more about "Wreck of the City of Newcastle"...
Symons Memorial Explosion
The Symons memorial, depicted on this page in the 1880's, was an ornate structure at the junction of Hardy and Trafalgar Streets. It was destroyed in 1906 by...Read more about "Symons Memorial Explosion"...
Haven Road and Fountain Place
For many decades Haven Road had a distinct estuary character. At low tide the mudflats and changing channels of the Maitai River were exposed, while full tide inspired picture-postcard...Read more about "Haven Road and Fountain Place"...
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