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Isaac Jacobsen - colonial Nelson architect and builder
Isaac Jacobsen, a man described as one of Nelson's early unsung heroes, was the subject of a meeting of the Nelson Historical Society in August 2012. Jane Baird of...Read more about "Isaac Jacobsen - colonial Nelson architect and builder"...
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"...
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"...
Telegraph Made World of Difference
The South and North Islands were connected by an under-sea telegraph cable across Cook Strait in 1866. Ten years later, the telegraph connection between London and Wakapuaka, Nelson, spanned...Read more about "Telegraph Made World of Difference"...
Seasonal Workers in 20th Century Motueka
Motueka has long been a highly productive agricultural region, with a focus on tobacco, hops and apples. The region has often struggled to meet the demand for labour, particularly...Read more about "Seasonal Workers in 20th Century Motueka"...