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The first Sharland
When James Henry Sharland stepped off the John Masterman ship on the 8th February 18571 he had his son James Frederick Sharland and his partner Julia Lazarus at his side....Read more about "The first Sharland"...
Flooding on the Wairau Plain
Blenheim and the Wairau floodplain have experienced at least one damaging flood every decade since European settlement. In the early days, floods occurred so often and flood control works...Read more about "Flooding on the Wairau Plain"...
Shipping and trade on the Ōpaoa River
At one time, Picton was described as Marlborough's front door and the Ōpaoa/Opawa River as the tradesmen's entrance, but in the early days of European settlement, river trade was...Read more about "Shipping and trade on the Ōpaoa River"...
Graves of Fairfield Park
Fairfield Park, one of Nelson’s first cemeteries, was created in 1851 and over 78 people were buried here before it closed in 1910. It had various names, including...Read more about "Graves of Fairfield Park"...
Stories from Schools
Your Stories from Schools The following stories, which are themed in the Your Story section of the site, have been contributed by regional school students. These stories have been lightly edited, with...Read more about "Stories from Schools"...
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