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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 "...
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"...
Diarist, runholder, forthright politician Born in Staffordshire in 1817, Joseph Ward[https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1w7/ward-joseph] arrived in Nelson in December 1842 with his parents-in-law Henry and Mary Redwood[sitetree_link,id=748]. He had married his cousin Martha, prior...Read more about "Joseph Ward"...
Before the 1940s the main winter sport in Stoke was hockey and, in summer, tennis was played on the ground adjacent to the Stoke Memorial hall[sitetree_link,id=686]. Rugby football was...Read more about "Stoke Sports"...
Early prominent Marlburians
Two doctors and a shopkeeper were key figures in turning Blenheim from a settlement notorious for a spirit of lawlessness into a bustling market town.1 Dr Stephen Lunn Muller (1814...Read more about "Early prominent Marlburians"...
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