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Sarau and the German Settlers of the Moutere district
Growing Sarau from the German Roots up The 12,000 mile voyage of the St. Pauli from Hamburg, Germany to Nelson, New Zealand, in 1843 resulted in the eventual establishment...Read more about "Sarau and the German Settlers of the Moutere district"...
*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"...
James Marsden and his Isel Farm
At the age of 34 years, James Marsden inherited Isel estate[nelson-isel-house/], a 930-acre property laid out by his father, Thomas Marsden, who died in a carriage accident in 1876. ...Read more about "James Marsden and his Isel Farm"...
Orchards of the Nelson region
*Stoke Orchards* Stoke once had orchards everywhere, with hawthorn or occasionally gorse or macrocarpa hedges on the boundaries. The population was sparse, so everyone knew everyone. Geoffrey Gates who lived...Read more about "Orchards of the Nelson region"...
The Greig Brother's of Dillons Point; Early Settlers of Beaver Station
Settlers came from all walks of life and all nations when the New Zealand Company[sitetree_link,id=113] began promoting farmlands ripe for the picking in Aotearoa. Two Scottish boys, aged in...Read more about "The Greig Brother's of Dillons Point; Early Settlers of Beaver Station"...