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Mary Mulvey, signatory (1822 - 1922)
In 1893 when she signed the petition Mrs Mary Mulvey was 71 years old and a widow. Her husband, John, the local milkman, had been charged with threatening...Read more about "Mary Mulvey, signatory (1822 - 1922)"...
The Grove Okiwa
The Grove near Okiwa in the Marlborough Sounds, now flat farmland, was once covered by extensive kahikatea forest. The name Okiwa probably refers to a chief named Kiwa,...Read more about "The Grove Okiwa"...
Te Rauparaha’s Account of the Wairau Affray
The Wairau Affray, as it has become known, resulted in the deaths of twenty-two Europeans, including Arthur Wakefield and Henry Thompson. Four Māori are known to have died:...Read more about "Te Rauparaha’s Account of the Wairau Affray"...
East Tākaka Library
East Takaka Library 1. Library Return for Upper and East Tākaka in 1876. Land was surveyed for the East Tākaka library in the early 1870s by Charles...Read more about "East Tākaka Library"...
Captain Arthur Wakefield (1799-1843) was regarded as a fine naval officer and after retiring early from the Royal Navy, became resident agent of the new Nelson settlement. He was...Read more about "Captain Arthur Wakefield"...
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