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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"...
John Waring Saxton
Diarist and settler John Saxton, his wife Priscilla, five children and other family members (including his brother the Rev. Charles Saxton) arrived in Nelson Haven on the Clifford on 11...Read more about "John Waring Saxton 1807-1866"...
Marsden House was built on Nile Street East in 1923. The land on which it sits has a longer history. The section, Town Acre 438, was purchased...Read more about "Marsden House"...
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"...
Buzz Falconer and the Talisman
Nelson has lost most of its links with the wooden hulled scows that used to take produce around the bay and across the strait to Wellington. While the...Read more about "Buzz Falconer and the Talisman"...
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