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Spring Grove School
Spring Grove School and the TeeTotal Goats In 1845, when Brightwater was still part of Spring Grove, there were a growing number of pākehā families settling on Section 34,...Read more about "Spring Grove School"...
Thomas Maddock and Lucy Knight of Marlborough
*Just an old Marlborough man and his daughter* When the first waves of settlers landed on the beaches of Nelson many were shocked at what they saw. The...Read more about "Thomas Maddock and Lucy Knight of Marlborough"...
Waimeha Heritage Brightwater is part of the Waimeha Plains, and is along the traditional trading route for Māori between Whakatū (Nelson) and Te Tai Poutini (The West Coast). A...Read more about "Brightwater Tuna"...
Hans Busch 'A Great Miser'
*German settlement* In 1841 the New Zealand Company dispatched an expedition to establish its second New Zealand settlement, to be named Nelson. The Company was very successful in attracting settlers and, ambitious...Read more about "Hans Busch 'A Great Miser'"...
From native forest to English garden Following the establishment of the town of Nelson by the London-based New Zealand Company, in 1842, European settlers were quick to make their mark on...Read more about "The Wood"...
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