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We are familiar with considering at a national level whether our creative literature reflects a New Zealand ‘‘voice’’ or story, but less so at regional or local levels. Devanny...Read more about "Jean Devanny"...
Sir Thomas Picton and naming of Picton
Sir Thomas Picton Lawrence, Thomas Sir: Portrait of Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Picton Click image to enlargePicton was originally called Waitohi, or Waitohi Pa. It was named by the...Read more about "Sir Thomas Picton (1758-1815) and the naming of Picton"...
The Great Blenheim Flood of 1923
Blenheim was built at the junction of two rivers as a river port, close to sea level1. Blenheim's early history was one of frequent flooding until extensive river...Read more about "The Great Blenheim Flood of 1923"...
D'Urville's Tasman Bay Odyssey
On a windless day, the view of Tasman Bay from the ridge leading to French Pass seems enchanting but harmless. The battalions of rocks fringing the southern tip...Read more about "Dumont d'Urville's Tasman Bay Odyssey"...
Marlborough's Early Churches
There was a tradition of tolerance and goodwill between Marlborough's Christian churches from the earliest days when dedicated ministers and priests covered hundreds of miles of the undeveloped and...Read more about "Marlborough's Early Churches"...
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