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Nelson essentials - water and sewage
‘Bright pure water’ and sewage New Zealand’s early cities reeked of rotting rubbish, dead animals and excrement, and water sources were often contaminated. By contrast, Māori settlements were hygienic, with special sites for toilets and for dumping rubbish, and...Read more about "Nelson essentials - water and sewage"...
The Redwood Family
Farming, Racing and the Church *Henry Redwood and early settlement* The Redwood family is remembered through place names in Nelson, Marlborough, and throughout New Zealand. It all began with Henry...Read more about "The Redwood Family"...
Emerging from the bush The discovery of gold and the search for grazing land were the initial driving forces behind the establishment of the township of Hampden, which later...Read more about "Murchison"...
Cousins Clifford and Weld make their mark
In August 1847 Charles Clifford[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1c20/clifford-charles] and his cousin, Frederick Weld[http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/1w10/weld-frederick-aloysius] drove 3000 sheep from Port Underwood to Flaxbourne[sitetree_link,id=541]: "Crossed the Bluff River with sheep. Had to throw them all into the water,...Read more about "Cousins Clifford and Weld make their mark"...
Yelven Oliver Sutton
Yelven's great grandparents parents, George and Hannah Sutton arrived in Nelson aboard the Bolton (1842). In 1853 George bought sections 68 and 90 and part of 66 in...Read more about "Yelven Oliver Sutton"...
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