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Marj Matthews of Redwoodtown
Matriarch of Redwoodtown Marj (Marjory) Matthews, who died on 15 February (2011), had a good nose for business and a keen eye for property, and was the driving force...Read more about "Marj Matthews of Redwoodtown"...
In a line of five o'clock commuter traffic, listening to drive time radio, it's hard to imagine the days when Rocks Road was a narrow, precarious, wave-swept walkway...Read more about "Rocks Road"...
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"...
*Wakapuaka *Over the years the spelling of this area has altered between Whakapuaka and Wakapuaka, as has the pronunciation, depending upon changing dialects. The name originates from the legendary explorer...Read more about "Wakapuaka Cemetery"...
John Wallis Barnicoat
Surveyor and Speaker of the Nelson Provincial Council Born in Falmouth, Barnicoat was articled as a civil engineer before immigrating to New Zealand as a cabin passenger on the...Read more about "John Wallis Barnicoat 1814-1905"...
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