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Jane Watson, dressmaker
Jane Watson, a dressmaker, first appears in the Marlborough Express advertising for two apprentices in 1876. At this stage she is based on the corner of Auckland and...Read more about "Jane Watson, dressmaker"...
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"...
Haven Road and Fountain Place
For many decades Haven Road had a distinct estuary character. At low tide the mudflats and changing channels of the Maitai River were exposed, while full tide inspired picture-postcard...Read more about "Haven Road and Fountain Place"...
Surveyor and Explorer Thomas Brunner was a young, upper middle-class Englishman working for an Oxford architect and surveyor, but he came from a family of colonists and had adventure...Read more about "Thomas Brunner (1821–74)"...
*Wakapuaka *Over the years the spelling of this area has altered between Whakapuaka and Wakapuaka, as has the pronunciation, depending upon changing dialects. The name originates from the legendary explorer...Read more about "Wakapuaka Cemetery"...
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