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It was a love of science and the foresight of a Nelson philanthropist, Thomas Cawthron, that led to the establishment of an institute that is now a world...Read more about "The Philanthropist and the Cawthron Institute"...
The pioneers of the Hope Valley are commemorated by a memorial at Glenhope. The small rock cairn was originially erected by the Owen Women’s Institute in 1935, close to...Read more about "Glenhope Pioneers"...
The first Sharland
When James Henry Sharland stepped off the John Masterman ship on the 8th of August 1857, he had his son James Frederick Sharland and his partner Julia Lazarus...Read more about "The first Sharland"...
Dr Thomas Renwick
A busy settler in early Marlborough and Nelson Dr Thomas Renwick was born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1818, trained as a doctor in Edinburgh and undertook a voyage...Read more about "Dr Thomas Renwick"...
The Murchison Earthquake
*Shaky Ground* For centuries before Europeans arrived, Māori had experienced rū whenua - ‘the shaking of the land'. According to Māori tradition, earthquakes are caused by the god Rūaumoko (or...Read more about "The Murchison Earthquake"...
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