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Robert Ellis and Brightwater's electricity
Ellis Street in Brightwater is named after Robert (Bobby) Ellis "a man of considerable mechanical ingenuity and business acumen”. Bobby was responsible for the first electrical streetlights in the...Read more about "Robert Ellis and Brightwater's electricity"...
Picton and Blenheim's Literary Institutes
New Zealand's early European colonists soon established many associations and organisations, including debating and literary societies, libraries and mechanics' institutes.1 Picton Picton Library. Marlborough Historical Society. Marlborough Museum Archives Click image...Read more about "Picton and Blenheim's Literary Institutes"...
Background Antonio Wett was an early resident of Nelson, arriving there in about 1866. In the following 44 years, until his death in 1910, he married, had a family...Read more about "Antonio Wett"...
Jens Hansen Jens Hansen. Photo by Mr Jan Zeman (supplied by the Hansen family) Click image to enlarge “Nihil sine labore" was the Latin motto inscribed on the road sign outside...Read more about "Jens Hansen"...
Early prominent Marlburians
Two doctors and a shopkeeper were key figures in turning Blenheim from a settlement notorious for a spirit of lawlessness into a bustling market town.1 Dr Stephen Lunn Muller (1814...Read more about "Early prominent Marlburians"...
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