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Sardines, pilchards, herring – the famous ‘Picton Bloaters’ were variously called all of these names. From earliest settlement there were huge seasonal shoals of them in Queen Charlotte Sound,...Read more about "Picton Bloaters"...
Shipping and trade on the Opawa River
At one time, Picton was described as Marlborough's front door and the Opawa River as the tradesmen's entrance, but in the early days of European settlement, river trade...Read more about "Shipping and trade on the Opawa River"...
Nelson Street Names
When the first settlers arrived in Nelson in 1841 under theWakefield Company settlement plan[new-zealand-company/], the first committee they set up was the street naming committee. Unfortunately it proved a...Read more about "Nelson Street Names"...
We are familiar with considering at a national level whether our creative literature reflects a New Zealand ‘‘voice’’ or story, but less so at regional or local levels. Devanny...Read more about "Jean Devanny"...
New Zealand Company
The New Zealand Company, a commercial enterprise formed in Britain, dispatched an expedition to establish its second New Zealand settlement, to be named Nelson, in 1841. New Zealand Company...Read more about "New Zealand Company"...
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