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Tophouse, the scene of a murder/suicide in 1894, was the natural pass between the Wairau, Motupiko and Buller Rivers, and was commonly used by Maori in pre-European times. Tophouse...Read more about "Tophouse"...
Telegraph Made World of Difference
The South and North Islands were connected by an under-sea telegraph cable across Cook Strait in 1866. Ten years later, the telegraph connection between London and Wakapuaka, Nelson, spanned...Read more about "Telegraph Made World of Difference"...
Leslie George Ching
Leslie George Ching, 1885-1919, is one of the eight Stoke men known to have died in World War One. He is commemorated on the Stoke Memorial Gates[http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/stoke-memorial-gates]. Ching Leslie...Read more about "Leslie George Ching"...
Ellen, later known as Nellie, was born in Auckland on the 24th February 1876. She was the daughter of Thomas and Alice Jones. She was 32 when she...Read more about "Nellie Nightingale"...
The separation of Nelson and Marlborough
The separation of Marlborough from Nelson came about when the opinions of two very different groups, small-holders and large pastoral run-holders, were in accord, even though this was for...Read more about "The separation of Nelson and Marlborough"...