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Protecting Nelson Haven
Public pressure and commonsense saved Nelson Haven A large part of Nelson Haven might have been ‘a place of sprawling ribbon development’ on reclaimed land at Wakapuaka, if a...Read more about "Protecting Nelson Haven"...
A communal lifestyle
During the 1970s, many alternative lifestylers established communes to escape materialism and the pressures of society. They were attracted to rural Tasman and Golden Bay by the beautiful environment,...Read more about "A communal lifestyle"...
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"...
The Nelson Settlement, planned in England, was to consist of 221,100 acres of cultivable, arable land. Despite warnings of insufficient land of suitable quality in Tasman and Golden Bays,...Read more about "Wairau Affray"...
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"...
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