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*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"...
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"...
History of Nelson Rugby
Of all Nelson's claims to history, none are as significant to the development of New Zealand's culture as our rugby background. Rugby is a crucial aspect of our...Read more about "The History of Nelson Rugby"...
Pre-dam schemes The Maitai River was first considered for water supply in the 1930s. At this time the Brook Scheme[sitetree_link,id=549] (commissioned in 1867) was unable to meet demand. Rather than proceed...Read more about "Maitai Dam"...
The Rise of the Motor Vehicle in Richmond
In 1923, John Warring (known as Jack) opened a bicycle shop near Queen Street’s intersection with Gladstone Road. Just three years later the growing popularity of motor vehicles led...Read more about "The Rise of the Motor Vehicle in Richmond"...
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