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Auckland Point Market
Auckland Point, or Matangi Awhio was a pa, kainga or seasonal camping site from at least the fifteenth century. Henry Thompson, representative of the Government-appointed Trustees of Native Reserves, recognised...Read more about "Auckland Point Market"...
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"...
The giant gum and Kingsland Forest in Richmond The Barrington Gum was named after a farm which was once located further down the Reservoir Creek valley from about 1850...Read more about "Barrington Gum"...
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"...
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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