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Sergeant John Nash
The Police Act 1886 established New Zealand's first national, civil, police force. Sergeant John Nash of Nelson was the first non-commissioned member appointed to this Force on 1 September...Read more about "Sergeant John Nash"...
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"...
May's Retail, Butter and Bacon Empire
The Store in Queen Street Richmond May’s store was an institution in early Richmond. It occupied a large, two-storied building on a prominent site and sold as wide a...Read more about "May's Retail, Butter and Bacon Empire "...
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