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Education in Marlborough
Marlborough's early schools faced a tough beginning. The first school was established by Nelson settlers, but after separation in 1859, Marlborough's education system suffered from a lack of money....Read more about "Education in Marlborough"...
Gold Point Mining
In 1872, Charles Greenlaw was prospecting in the Queen Charlotte Sound when he found “auriferous (gold bearing) quartz” on the western side near Picton. This led to the declaration...Read more about "Gold Point Mining"...
Our Anzac losses - the Jackson family
So many Picton and Sounds families lost loved ones during World War I; four grandsons of the original James (Jimmy) and Emma Jackson were killed. Jimmy Jackson was...Read more about "Our Anzac losses - the Jackson family"...
Blenheim, or "The Beaver"
The Wairau Affray in 1843 badly frightened potential European settlers of the Wairau and it was to be several more years before the Nelson settlers again began to consider...Read more about "Blenheim, or The Beaver"...
Stories about the people who have played a significant, or interesting, role in the history and life of the top of the South Island of New Zealand. See related stories...Read more about "People"...
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