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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"...
Henry and George Dodson
*Pragmatic and political early Spring Creek settlers* New Zealand provided plenty of opportunities for four of Joseph and Isabella Dodson’s nine children1 to shine, with Thomas and Joseph[sitetree_link,id=263] settling...Read more about "Henry and George Dodson"...
A leading voice in the separation of the Provinces Eton and Oxford educated barrister, William Adams[http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc05Cycl-t1-body1-d2-d2-d2.html] was a leading voice for the Wairau’s discontented settlers and became the province’s first...Read more about "William Adams"...
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