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*Seaview Cemetery, Block 24, Plot 462* Thomas born in Dublin in August 1798. He was the only son in a large Catholic family and was destined for the...Read more about "Thomas Sullivan"...
Settlement in Stoke
Stoke was once a swampy area with numerous small streams. When Maori arrived in this area, it was a wetland with numerous streams draining water from the hills...Read more about "Settlement in Stoke"...
246 Rutherford Street
This house, built approximately 1862, is in the early colonial gothic carpenter style, and has a rare, for New Zealand, slate roof. About the area The house is situated in...Read more about "246 Rutherford Street"...
The Grove Okiwa
The Grove near Okiwa in the Marlborough Sounds, now flat farmland, was once covered by extensive kahikatea forest. The name Okiwa probably refers to a chief named Kiwa,...Read more about "The Grove Okiwa"...
Nelson Street Names
When the first settlers arrived in Nelson in 1841 under the Wakefield Company settlement plan, the first committee they set up was the street naming committee. Unfortunately it proved...Read more about "Nelson Street Names"...
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