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Edwin Hare Dashwood
In researching Samuel Newport, my wife's great great grandfather, and other family members, I discovered transcripts of letters written by Samuel in November 1842. One letter was to G.H....Read more about "Edwin Hare Dashwood (1825-1882)"...
Gold Point Mining
In 1872, Charles Greenlaw was prospecting in the Queen Charlotte Sound when he found “auriferous (gold bearing) quartz” on the western side near Picton. This led to the declaration...Read more about "Gold Point Mining"...
Leslie George Ching
Leslie George Ching, 1885-1919, is one of the eight Stoke men known to have died in World War One. He is commemorated on the Stoke Memorial Gates[http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/stoke-memorial-gates]. Ching Leslie...Read more about "Leslie George Ching"...
Fires in Nelson
When Nelson went to blazes It was during my childhood years. Very few people had telephones. If you wanted to call the fire brigade you had to rush up...Read more about "Fires in Nelson"...
The Great Blenheim Flood of 1923
Blenheim was built at the junction of two rivers as a river port, close to sea level1. Blenheim's early history was one of frequent flooding until extensive river...Read more about "The Great Blenheim Flood of 1923"...
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