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Early colonial life in Nelson
Nelson’s early Europeans Who were the first European colonists to Nelson? What kind of people were they? They were tough and inventive. Nelson’s first European houses were often built from...Read more about "Early colonial life in Nelson"...
Education in Marlborough
Marlborough's early schools faced a tough beginning. The first school was established by Nelson settlers, but after separation in 1859, Marlborough's education system suffered from a lack of money....Read more about "Education in Marlborough"...
The Adamant and the Cospatrick
The arrival of the first sailing ships, Arrow, Will Watch and Whitby, into Nelson Haven on Sunday 31st October marked the beginning of a remarkable period of history...Read more about "The Adamant and the Cospatrick"...
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"...
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"...
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