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Settlement in Stoke
Stoke was once a swampy area with numerous small streams. When Maori arrived in this area, it was a wetland with numerous streams draining water from the hills...Read more about "Settlement in Stoke"...
Stoke Freezing Works
The first shipment of frozen meat left New Zealand for the United Kingdom on the ‘Dunedin' in 1882, with the first works established at Burnside, Dunedin. The Nelson...Read more about "Stoke Freezing Works"...
Edwin Hare Dashwood
In researching Samuel Newport, my wife's great great grandfather, and other family members, I discovered transcripts of letters written by Samuel in November 1842. One letter was to G.H....Read more about "Edwin Hare Dashwood (1825-1882)"...
St Marys Boys Orphanage Cemetery
St Marys Boys Orphanage Cemetery, Ngawhatu, Stoke Nelson St Marys Boys Orphanage was blessed and opened on 18 August 18861 by Bishop Francis Redwood. The New Zealand Government paid...Read more about "St Marys Boys Orphanage Cemetery"...
Demon drink in Nelson
Early Nelson was well served with public houses, despite the vigorous agitation for abstinence by the Temperance Movement. Patrons often had to travel long distances over difficult terrain and,...Read more about "Demon drink in Nelson"...
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