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The scandalous Chieftain
In the days when Nelson was more like a remote English village than a real New Zealand town, the settlers got pretty excited over the arrival of a...Read more about "The scandalous Chieftain"...
The Brownlees enterprise
William Brownlee, and later his son John's, sawmilling enterprise was far more of a struggle than most reports suggest[marlborough-nelson-timber-pioneers/]. The Brownlee family, with a number of close relatives, who...Read more about "The Brownlees enterprise"...
Takaka Hill tracks and roads
This story provides additional information about early access over Takaka Hill.[the-lime-and-marble-of-takaka-hill/] Takaka Hill[assets/Your_stories/Takaka-Hill.jpg]Climber: Takaka Hill Road by chillicheese (Flickr image). Click to enlarge George Murray and party left Riwaka 25 April 1844...Read more about "Takaka Hill tracks and roads"...
The Freeth Winery
George Freeth was born to early Nelson settlers who moved to Marlborough when he was a boy. At first he was a bushman in Koromiko, but in 1880...Read more about "The Freeth Winery"...
Slavery in Colonial Times
As in many other cultures, slavery was a key element of Maori society. Mokai were usually spoils of war, condemned to lives of drudgery, danger, heavy physical work and...Read more about "Slavery in Colonial Times"...
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