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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"...
Trooper Leonard Tarrant and his Memorial
Trooper Leonard Mathews Tarrant and the Tarrant Memorial, Motueka Quay Leonard Tarrant was born 8 February 1871 to Henry Alexander Tarrant and Katherine, nee Saxon, in Brightwater. He came to...Read more about "Trooper Leonard Tarrant and his Memorial"...
Flooding on the Wairau Plain
Blenheim and the Wairau floodplain have experienced at least one damaging flood every decade since European settlement. In the early days, floods occurred so often and flood control works...Read more about "Flooding on the Wairau Plain"...
Shipping and trade on the Opawa River
At one time, Picton was described as Marlborough's front door and the Opawa River as the tradesmen's entrance, but in the early days of European settlement, river trade...Read more about "Shipping and trade on the Opawa River"...
How James Wynen ended up in a Nelson hotel where he died in 1866 is a mystery.1 But the story of the ‘decent and respectable native of the...Read more about "James Wynen"...
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