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Picton and World War II
On 3 September 1939 New Zealand declared its involvement in a war that had begun in Europe. New Zealand was one of the first countries to join the...Read more about "Picton and World War II"...
*Those were the days, the days of the matinee* During the immediate post war years, Saturday matinees were all the rage with our generation of kids. Whether it...Read more about "Nelson Matinee"...
Mary Caroline Bisley was born near Hamburg on 23 Dec 1836 and called Johanna Maria Karalina [Lina] Karsten . She emigrated to NZ with her parents from...Read more about "Mary Caroline Bisley 1836-1917"...
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"...
Picton's Anzac losses
Many Picton and Sounds families suffered losses during World War One. The original Jackson[sitetree_link,id=653] settlers lost four grandchildren. This is the story of two other families. The Godsiffs John Godsiff, known...Read more about "Picton's Anzac losses"...
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