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William Moore. Nelson First Public School Teacher
Life was pleasant for the local school master of Tannadice in the quiet countryside around Forfarshire, Scotland in 1840. William Moore and his wife Isobel lived in a...Read more about "Nelson First Public School Teacher"...
The hilltop overlooking Whakatü is known to Mäori as Pikimai, which translates as ‘climb hither'. Piki mai was a staging point for the pakohe[pakohe-argillite/] (argillite) industry, the nearest quarries...Read more about "Piki mai "...
Lands and Survey Department in Blenheim
I joined the Public Service in 1953, becoming a clerk in the Lands & Survey Department. The offices were on the upper floor of the old Post Office...Read more about "Lands and Survey Department in Blenheim"...
George Batt -Drover and Bullocky
*Drover and Bullocky* George Batt (1854-1931) was born in the Waimea Plains area near Nelson, the sixth child of John and Ann Batt who had emigrated from Hampshire in...Read more about "George Batt"...
Capt William Tinney
*Capt William Tinney (1860 - 1930): **Nelson seaman and Patea Harbour Master* Captain William Tinney, was born in London, in May 1860 , son of Fredrick Tinney. While working in...Read more about "Capt William Tinney"...
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