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Diarist, runholder, forthright politician Born in Staffordshire in 1817, Joseph Ward[https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1w7/ward-joseph] arrived in Nelson in December 1842 with his parents-in-law Henry and Mary Redwood[sitetree_link,id=748]. He had married his cousin Martha, prior...Read more about "Joseph Ward"...
Brown Barrett's Cannery in Picton
With the outbreak of War in 1939, there was an urgent need for all primary produce and to introduce more products for home consumption and export. The Auckland-based...Read more about "Brown Barrett's Cannery in Picton"...
Getting established in Marlborough
Marlborough’s first decades after European colonisation were rather rocky. The Wairau Affray[sitetree_link,id=467] in 1843 badly frightened potential colonists to the Wairau. Strong earthquakes[sitetree_link,id=749] in 1848 and 1855 and severe flooding[sitetree_link,id=249] showed...Read more about "Getting established in Marlborough"...
Richmond's Sparrow Plague
Peril and Pennies from the Skies In the late 1800s and early 1900s, a growing threat to Richmond’s prosperity darkened the skies. A small number of house sparrows – as...Read more about "Richmond's Sparrow Plague"...
The first Stoke library[http://nelsonpubliclibraries.co.nz/library/opening-hours/stoke-library/] was opened in the 1940's, thanks to the commitment of a group of residents, led by Fred Reed, who were mainly connected with the Stoke School...Read more about "Stoke Library"...
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