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Sardines, pilchards, herring – the famous ‘Picton Bloaters’ were variously called all of these names. From earliest settlement there were huge seasonal shoals of them in Queen Charlotte Sound,...Read more about "Picton Bloaters"...
Marlborough's first newspaper
Timothy Millington and George Coward, two Englishmen who came to Marlborough via Australia and Nelson, started the Marlborough Province’s first newspaper in Blenheim, or the Beaver, on 6 January...Read more about "Marlborough's first newspaper"...
Ropoama Te One, a rangatira of Te Ātiawa[http://teatiawa.iwi.nz/], was one of the signatories to the Treaty of Waitangi, and one of the main signatories to the Waitohi Purchase, by...Read more about "Ropoama's Spring"...
The Picton volunteers
In early Pakeha settlement, the tradition of a voluntary military service was carried over from England, and a Volunteer Corps[http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc02Cycl-t1-body1-d1-d19-d7.html] was formed in New Zealand, mainly because of the perceived threat...Read more about "The Picton volunteers"...
THE PICTON VOLUNTEERS 7297 Esson
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