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Diarist, runholder, forthright politician Born in Staffordshire in 1817, Joseph Ward arrived in Nelson in December 1842 with his parents-in-law Henry and Mary Redwood. He had married his cousin...Read more about "Joseph Ward"...
A solitary grave stone perched on a lonely grass and flax covered coastal terrace 1km north of the Anatori River, North West Nelson, marks the final resting place...Read more about "James Durden"...
Getting established in Marlborough
Marlborough’s first decades after European colonisation were rather rocky. The Wairau Affray[sitetree_link,id=467] in 1843 badly frightened potential colonists to the Wairau. Strong earthquakes[sitetree_link,id=749] in 1848 and 1855 and severe flooding[sitetree_link,id=249] showed...Read more about "Getting established in Marlborough"...
Early Marlborough Settlers
*An overview..* There was plenty of opportunity for an able man (supported by an equally able wife) in the early days of a colony. All of the people listed...Read more about "Early Marlborough Settlers"...
Samuels Rose Garden
The garden at Broadgreen House, Stoke There’s a story behind every name. This one could be called ‘Pie cart helps deliver roses’, but in a roundabout way. Stephen James...Read more about "Samuels Rose Garden"...