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Main trunk railway line
Construction of South Island Railway: a Stop-Start Journey Parochialism and politics, the Great Depression and two World Wars meant that completion of the South Island’s Main Trunk Line was...Read more about "Main trunk railway line"...
Telegraph Made World of Difference
The South and North Islands were connected by an under-sea telegraph cable across Cook Strait in 1866. Ten years later, the telegraph connection between London and Wakapuaka, Nelson, spanned...Read more about "Telegraph Made World of Difference"...
A world famous dolphin For nearly 25 years, Pelorus Jack, a Risso's dolphin, met and escorted ships travelling between Wellington and Nelson across Admiralty Bay, north of French Pass. In...Read more about "Pelorus Jack"...
Murder and suicide at Molesworth
Bruce Reid 12.00 *The tragic and true story of Ivanhoe Stanley Augarde* In 1866 Ivanhoe Stanley Augarde gained employment on Mr Thomas Carter's sheep station, St Helens, located in...Read more about "Murder and suicide at Molesworth"...
Rifleman John William Brunning
A Long Lost Brunning Tucked away at the bottom of a page in a Motueka community newspaper was a small item headlined "Long lost Brunning". It featured the intriguing...Read more about " Rifleman John William Brunning"...
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