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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"...
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"...
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"...
Isel House and Park
A historic park and house, named after Isel, a small village in Cumbria England, and a recreation ground form part of the legacy left by the Marsden family...Read more about "Isel House and Park – legacy of the Marsden family"...
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