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The Collingwood fire of 1904
Collingwood, once a booming gold town and, as Gibbstown, mooted as the nation's capital in the 1850's, was virtually destroyed by fire in 1904. November 7, 1904, was a...Read more about "The Collingwood fire of 1904"...
Chief surveyor, explorer, acting NZ Company resident agent Frederick Tuckett (1807-1876) The Nelson Provincial Museum, OP 295095 Frederick Tuckett (1807-1876) The Nelson Provincial Museum, OP 295095 Click to enlarge Frederick...Read more about "Frederick Tuckett 1807-1876"...
Cousins Clifford and Weld make their mark
In August 1847 Charles Clifford[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1c20/clifford-charles] and his cousin, Frederick Weld[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1w10/weld-frederick-aloysius] drove 3000 sheep from Port Underwood to Flaxbourne[sitetree_link,id=541]: "Crossed the Bluff River with sheep. Had to throw them all into the water,...Read more about "Cousins Clifford and Weld make their mark"...
Ching and Chisnall families
Richard Ching was born 11 July 1811 in England to Cornish parents - William Ching and Mary Vague. Richard was aged 12 when both his father, aged 40...Read more about "Ching and Chisnall families"...
Fiery, ambitious Scotsman was ‘King of the Beaver’ Born in Caithness, in the north of Scotland,1 James Sinclair was described as a clear-headed, strong-minded Scotsman, who, by his dominating...Read more about "James Sinclair"...
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