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Getting established in Marlborough
Marlborough’s first decades after European colonisation were rather rocky. The Wairau Affray[sitetree_link,id=467] in 1843 badly frightened potential colonists to the Wairau. Strong earthquakes[sitetree_link,id=749] in 1848 and 1855 and severe flooding[sitetree_link,id=249] showed...Read more about "Getting established in Marlborough"...
Development of tertiary education
The first European settlers brought a desire to better themselves and their children through education and vocational training. This vision became reality through various institutions in Nelson and Marlborough,...Read more about "Development of tertiary education"...
Effie and Ralphine Richardson
Effie Newbigging Richardson, 1849? - 1928, and Ralphine Zealandia Regina Richardson, 1887-1969. *Euphemia [Effie] Johnstone* was born sometime between 1849 and 1859 in Argyllshire, Scotland. Her father had died...Read more about "Effie and Ralphine Richardson"...
Takaka's First Library
On 7th June 1869 the Nelson Evening Mail carried a notice that the ship Icon from London was carrying one case bound for the Takaka Public Library(1). Where this library was...Read more about "Takaka's First Library"...
Robert Tod of Todds Valley
Merchant, shipbroker and commission agent, Robert Tod, left his home in Glasgow in the 1820s and lived in Egypt prior to coming to New Zealand. He arrived in...Read more about "Robert Tod of Todds Valley"...
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