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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"...
The 1884 plague of rats
[admin/pages/]Early settlers in the Nelson Province faced many challenges. One of these was the rat problem – which exploded to plague proportions in 1884. PolynesianRatNZ Illustration of Polynesian Rat, Rattus...Read more about "The 1884 plague of rats"...
Marlborough's wine story
The expansion of Marlborough's wine industry over the past three decades has changed the face of the province, but even the earliest European settlers saw the potential of...Read more about "Marlborough's wine story"...
Richard Ching and Elizabeth nee Pearce
*Seaview Cemetery Block 24, Plot 480* Richards’s first wife Jane was buried at Fairfield Cemetery[sitetree_link,id=259] in 1855. Richard Ching1 Headstone of Richard Ching. Seaview Cemetery Richard Ching1 was born on ...Read more about "Richard Ching and Elizabeth nee Pearce"...
*Scottish town on the Wairau Plain * Scotsman, Dr Thomas Renwick, was the ship's surgeon on the Thomas Harrison, which arrived in Nelson in 1842. He bought Dumgree in the Awatere in 1848,...Read more about "Early Renwick"...
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