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The Murchison Earthquake
*Shaky Ground* For centuries before Europeans arrived, Māori had experienced rū whenua - ‘the shaking of the land'. According to Māori tradition, earthquakes are caused by the god Rūaumoko (or...Read more about "The Murchison Earthquake"...
Plane crash at Takaka
Max Heath survived World War II as a fighter pilot, came home to Takaka and not long after, was killed in a plane crash.1 The 25-year-old warrant officer from...Read more about "Plane crash at Takaka"...
Awatere Road Rail Bridge
For over 100 years the bridge at Seddon over the Awatere River has carried road and rail traffic, a unique link on State Highway One. This all changed...Read more about "Awatere Road Rail Bridge 1902 to 2007"...
FRANK, Rosaline (1864-1954) Rosaline Margaret Frank (or Rose Frank) was one of New Zealand's first professional women photographers, and the first in Nelson. She was born on 21 December...Read more about "Pioneering women artists"...
Effie and Ralphine Richardson
Effie Newbigging Richardson, 1849? - 1928, and Ralphine Zealandia Regina Richardson, 1887-1969. *Euphemia [Effie] Johnstone* was born sometime between 1849 and 1859 in Argyllshire, Scotland. Her father had died...Read more about "Effie and Ralphine Richardson"...
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