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Elizabeth Lissaman, potter
Elizabeth Hazel Lissaman was born in Blenheim on 11 October 1901, the second of six children of Helen Eva Bligh and her husband, Henri Lissaman, a sheep farmer. She...Read more about "Elizabeth Lissaman, potter"...
It is thought Māori used the Tasman region as a rich food and flax resource from as early as 1350 AD.1 A lack of archaeological evidence suggests there...Read more about "Early Richmond"...
Memories of Port Nelson
As a young lad in the 1930's, fishing off the wharves was a much enjoyed pastime. The two Nelson ferries were coal burners. The coal hulks was tied...Read more about "Memories of Port Nelson"...
Stranding of the Hawea
Imagine the drama there would be today if a ship ran aground on Rocks Road. Hawea, 1886, aground in Nelson The Union Company steamer, Hawea aground on the...Read more about "Stranding of the Hawea"...
Marj Matthews of Redwoodtown
*The Matriarch of Redwoodtown* Marj (Marjory) Matthews, who died on 15 February 2011, had a good nose for business and a keen eye for property, and was the driving...Read more about "Marj Matthews of Redwoodtown"...
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