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A Woman of the Wairau
When young Stella Maxted arrived in the Wairau Valley from Blenheim, she did not know that she was to become part of a valley dynasty and farm there...Read more about "A Woman of the Wairau"...
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"...
Sir Stanley Whitehead
Sir Stanley Austin Whitehead (1907-1976), Knight Bachelor of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and Speaker of the NZ House of Representatives from 1972-1976, is best known...Read more about "Sir Stanley Whitehead"...
Farm Settlements for Returned Soldiers
During World War I (1914-1918) the NZ government decreed that soldiers returning from overseas service would be given the opportunity to settle on farms of their own, specially purchased...Read more about "Farm Settlements for Returned Soldiers"...
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