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John and Mary France
Picton, or Waitohi (Pa) to the Te Ātiawa who occupied the site, was a rugged, hidden community in its early days. The area was virtually unexplored by Pākehā,...Read more about "John and Mary France"...
Nelson's power struggle
Electricity was not commonly used in New Zealand until late in the 19th Century, with some cities and towns using electricity for street lighting and trams from 1888....Read more about "Nelson's power struggle"...
*Phyllis Field (nee Griffin) 1914-2007 - the early years* Phyllis was born in 1914, the youngest child of George and Caroline Griffin. Her father was manager of the Griffin...Read more about "Phyllis Field"...
It is thought Māori used the Tasman region as a rich food and flax resource from as early as 1350 AD.1 A lack of archaeological evidence suggests there...Read more about "Early Richmond"...
The theft of Nelson's Mayoral chain
On Saturday 3 December 1977 burglars broke into the office of Roy McLennan, the current Mayor of Nelson and stole the $3000 mayoral chain, along with Christmas presents...Read more about "The theft of Nelson's Mayoral chain"...