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Gold Point Mining
In 1872, Charles Greenlaw was prospecting in the Queen Charlotte Sound when he found “auriferous (gold bearing) quartz” on the western side near Picton. This led to the declaration...Read more about "Gold Point Mining"...
Fires in Nelson
*When Nelson went to blazes* It was during my childhood years. Very few people had telephones. If you wanted to call the fire brigade you had to rush up...Read more about "Fires in Nelson"...
Early Jewish Settlement in Nelson
Jewish traders were recorded in New Zealand as early as 1829, and these were probably sealers and whalers[marlborough-sounds-whaling/]. There were a number of Jewish shareholders in the New Zealand Company[new-zealand-company/]...Read more about "Early Jewish Settlement in Nelson"...
Dr. Hubert Oscar Washbourn
Dr Washbourn and the Washbourn Memorial Gates Dr Hubert Oscar Washbourn, known by family as Pete, arrived in Richmond in 1919 and during this year he bought Hillcrest Private...Read more about "Dr. Hubert Oscar Washbourn"...
The first Stoke library[http://nelsonpubliclibraries.co.nz/library/opening-hours/stoke-library/] was opened in the 1940's, thanks to the commitment of a group of residents, led by Fred Reed, who were mainly connected with the Stoke School...Read more about "Stoke Library"...
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