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From the Nelson Examiner, 23 July 1856 *Local Intelligence* OPENING OF THE WAIMEA SOUTH LITERARY INSTITUTION. On Thursday last, the first building erected in Waimea South for a Literary Institution...Read more about "Wakefield's Libraries"...
Wakefield street names
*What's in a name? * The relevance of many of the following names of streets and places around Wakefield can be found in the Index on the Tasman District...Read more about "Wakefield street names"...
It is believed that Wakefield (originally known as Pitfure)1 was named after the Yorkshire birthplace of an early settler, William Hough; however it is also widely accepted that the...Read more about "Early Wakefield"...
*The ideal settler* When William Harkness, and his older brother John disembarked from the Thomas Sparks[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/ThomasSparks1843.htm] at Nelson on 26th February 1843, it was to be the beginning of a productive...Read more about "William Harkness"...