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The separation of Nelson and Marlborough
The separation of Marlborough from Nelson came about when the opinions of two very different groups, small-holders and large pastoral run-holders, were in accord, even though this was for...Read more about "The separation of Nelson and Marlborough"...
The Grove Okiwa
The Grove near Okiwa in the Marlborough Sounds, now flat farmland, was once covered by extensive kahikatea forest. The name Okiwa probably refers to a chief named Kiwa,...Read more about "The Grove Okiwa"...
Telephones in Blenheim
When I see young folk walking along the footpath and communicating with their friends using text messages on their cell phones, I realise how far telephone communication has come...Read more about "Telephones in Blenheim"...
Caring for the Marlborough community In 1865, Marlborough’s first hospital was opened in Picton, the provincial capital of the district. Within ten years it was noted that half of...Read more about "Wairau Hospital"...
Georgina Penny, signatory
Georgina Penny (nee Blaymires), was born in 1868, the second daughter of Robert, a Picton settler, and Kate (nee Murray) Blaymires. Her grandparents were assisted immigrants who arrived in...Read more about "Georgina Penny, signatory"...
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