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Stories from Schools
Your Stories from Schools The following stories, which are themed in the Your Story section of the site, have been contributed by regional school students. These stories have been lightly edited, with...Read more about "Stories from Schools"...
The Tetley Affair
Joseph Tetley, a swindler and a gentleman Marlborough was shaken by a scandal in the 1860s, when a Member of Parliament ran off to South America with £40,000 of...Read more about "The Tetley Affair"...
The separation of Nelson and Marlborough
The separation of Marlborough from Nelson came about when the opinions of two very different groups, small-holders and large pastoral run-holders, were in accord, even though this was for...Read more about "The separation of Nelson and Marlborough"...
Richmond's Sparrow Plague
Peril and Pennies from the Skies In the late 1800s and early 1900s, a growing threat to Richmond’s prosperity darkened the skies. A small number of house sparrows – as...Read more about "Richmond's Sparrow Plague"...
Havelock was a goldrush town which, for a short time, nurtured two of New Zealand’s greatest scientists: Sir Ernest Rutherford[sitetree_link,id=246] and Sir William Pickering[http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/publications/reports/yearbooks/year2004/obituaries/william-pickering/]. Havelock SS Manaroa HM1009 The...Read more about "Havelock"...
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