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The Redwood Family
Farming, Racing and the Church *Henry Redwood and early settlement* The Redwood family is remembered through place names in Nelson, Marlborough, and throughout New Zealand. It all began with Henry...Read more about "The Redwood Family"...
Douglas William Batt
Uncle Dick's Story-October 1915-March 1916 Douglas Batt as soldier 002 Douglas William Batt 1915. Photo courtesy John Douglas William Batt It was a little over a month after his...Read more about "Douglas William Batt"...
Dutch Settlement in Nelson
The 1950s Dutch migrants have been called a ‘lost generation[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/dutch/page-3]', scarred by the disruptions and trauma of economic depression and military occupation in the Netherlands. On reaching their adopted country,...Read more about "Dutch Settlement in Nelson"...
How James Wynen ended up in a Nelson hotel where he died in 1866 is a mystery.1 But the story of the ‘decent and respectable native of the...Read more about "James Wynen"...
Lily Robertson and the Nelson Lighthouse
My Life by Lily Robertson (1878-1956) *Nelson Lighthouse * Excerpt from the Lighthouse by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, from Lily's diary. Click image to enlarge My birthplace was at the home of...Read more about "Lily Robertson and the Nelson Lighthouse"...
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