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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"...
We are familiar with considering at a national level whether our creative literature reflects a New Zealand ‘‘voice’’ or story, but less so at regional or local levels. Devanny...Read more about "Jean Devanny"...
Dun Mountain Railway
The Dun Mountain Railway was officially opened amidst great fanfare on Monday 3 February, 1862. From the port, across the city, the horse-drawn tramway then climbed from Brook Street...Read more about "Dun Mountain Railway (1862-1907)"...
"In the month of April, 1864, Nelson was aroused from the most depressed commercial state....to the glittering prospects of a well-paying goldfield...situated in the Province of Marlborough," reported Lucas's...Read more about "Wakamarina Gold"...
Endeavour Inlet and the Antimony Mine
Endeavour Inlet was so named by Captain James Cook[ship-cove-and-captain-cook/] after his ship Endeavour, which anchored in Queen Charlotte Sound in 1770. At the time this, and other bays near...Read more about "Endeavour Inlet and the Antimony Mine"...