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Settlement in Stoke
Stoke was once a swampy area with numerous small streams. When Maori arrived in this area, it was a wetland with numerous streams draining water from the hills...Read more about "Settlement in Stoke"...
The naming of Nelson
The settlers arrived in what was to become Nelson, in 1842, a couple of years after one of the world's most famous landmarks, Nelson's Column, had gone up...Read more about "The naming of Nelson "...
The Art of Wakefield Quay
Wakefield Quay named after Captain Arthur Wakefield[captain-arthur-wakefield/] of the New Zealand Company[new-zealand-company/] was where many early European Settlers first set foot in New Zealand. It boasts beautiful views of Nelson's...Read more about "The Art of Wakefield Quay"...
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"...
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