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The Brownlees enterprise
William Brownlee, and later his son John's, sawmilling enterprise was far more of a struggle than most reports suggest[marlborough-nelson-timber-pioneers/]. The Brownlee family, with a number of close relatives, who...Read more about "The Brownlees enterprise"...
Captain F.G. Moore
Captain Frederick George Moore was not a great man and never claimed to be. He was blamed for sinking the Fifeshire[wreck-of-the-fifeshire/] and was involved with many failed ventures, but...Read more about "Captain F.G. Moore"...
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"...
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"...
Effie and Ralphine Richardson
Effie Newbiggen 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"...
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