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The Reays in Brightwater
The rise of George Reay, with the support of Elizabeth Ann, from a modest butcher in the North East of England to a significant property owner in New...Read more about "The Reays in Brightwater"...
Place names of Nelson
When we stroll around the streets of Nelson, it is difficult to imagine what they would have been like 160 years ago. The worn down tracks which have...Read more about "Place names of Nelson"...
*Life of a pastoral station * Prior to European settlement, there was an abundance of seafood, eels and ducks in the area which was to become the South Island's...Read more about "Flaxbourne"...
A Woman of the Wairau
When young Stella Maxted arrived in the Wairau Valley from Blenheim, she did not know that she was to become part of a valley dynasty and farm there...Read more about "A Woman of the Wairau"...
Cousins Clifford and Weld make their mark
In August 1847 Charles Clifford[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1c20/clifford-charles] and his cousin, Frederick Weld[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1w10/weld-frederick-aloysius] drove 3000 sheep from Port Underwood to Flaxbourne[sitetree_link,id=541]: "Crossed the Bluff River with sheep. Had to throw them all into the water,...Read more about "Cousins Clifford and Weld make their mark"...
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