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Fiery, ambitious Scotsman was ‘King of the Beaver’ Born in Caithness, in the north of Scotland,1 James Sinclair was described as a clear-headed, strong-minded Scotsman, who, by his dominating...Read more about "James Sinclair"...
Marlborough's Flax Industry
Marlborough had perfect growing conditions and was noted for the excellent quality of its flax.1 Native flax (Harakeke/Phormium tenax) grew in swampy land and on the low foothills and...Read more about "Marlborough's Flax Industry"...
Nelson Golf Club
Golf is a game in which able bodied men and women otherwise sane take savage swipes with a queer blunt instrument at an inoffensive little ball then walk...Read more about "Nelson Golf Club"...
Slavery in Colonial Times
As in many other cultures, slavery was a key element of Maori society. Mokai were usually spoils of war, condemned to lives of drudgery, danger, heavy physical work and...Read more about "Slavery in Colonial Times"...
John Kidson 1808-1875
Gardener, Nelson settler, participant in Wairau Affray and New Zealand Company agitator John and Amelia Kidson both had secure jobs in England - he was a gardener at the...Read more about "John Kidson (senior) 1808-1875"...
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