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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. 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"...
The Saxton legacy
Bridging Nelson City and Tasman District, Saxton Field[http://nelson.govt.nz/recreation/venues-and-grounds/saxton-field/saxton-field-history/] is a major regional sporting facility, but the land it sits on used to be part of a large farm originally...Read more about "The Saxton legacy"...
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"...
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