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Sir Stanley Whitehead
Sir Stanley Austin Whitehead (1907-1976), Knight Bachelor of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and Speaker of the NZ House of Representatives from 1972-1976, is best known...Read more about "Sir Stanley Whitehead"...
Farm Settlements for Returned Soldiers
During World War I (1914-1918) the NZ government decreed that soldiers returning from overseas service would be given the opportunity to settle on farms of their own, specially purchased...Read more about "Farm Settlements for Returned Soldiers"...
Gold was known in the Wangapeka district since the late 1850s.1 However, although an award was paid in 1861 to prospectors for the discovery of gold in the Wangapeka district,...Read more about "Wangapeka Gold"...
Nelson's early settlement
Nelson's early history is a fascinating story, one filled with many tales of hardship endured by the early European settlers, who left their homes in England in search...Read more about "Nelson's early settlement"...
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"...
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