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It is believed that Wakefield (originally known as Pitfure)1 was named after the Yorkshire birthplace of an early settler, William Hough; however it is also widely accepted that the...Read more about "Early Wakefield"...
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"...
The Adamant and the Cospatrick
The arrival of the first sailing ships, Arrow, Will Watch and Whitby, into Nelson Haven on Sunday 31 October marked the beginning of a remarkable period of history...Read more about "The Adamant and the Cospatrick"...
The naming of Nelson
European settlers[nelsons-early-settlement/] 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 been erected in London's...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"...
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