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Imagine the excitement in August, 1920 when Captain Euan Dickson touched down in his Avro 504K, D6243 on a Dillon's Point (Blenheim) farm. He was en route from...Read more about "Marlborough Aviation"...
Kehu - Guide Extraordinaire
Kehu described himself as Ngāti Tūmatakōkir[sitetree_link,id=490]i, which was his father Tamane’s tribe, although he was also Ngāti Apa / Ngāi Tahu through his mother Mata Nohinohi. Tūmatakōkiri dominated the South Island...Read more about "Kehu - Māori Guide Extraordinaire"...
William Brownlee (1828-1917) and Edward Baigent (1813-1892) were two of Marlborough/Nelson's most successful sawmillers. Generations of both families continued to work in the timber and forestry industries until the...Read more about "Timber Pioneers - Brownlee and Baigent"...
Asbestos and the Chaffeys
A place to hide was what the Chaffeys sought when they moved to the Cobb Valley in Nelson's remote northwest mountains. It was their desire for solitude, and...Read more about "Asbestos and the Chaffeys"...
The growth and production of tobacco brought wealth, jobs and growth to Motueka and was integral to the social fabric of the district for more than 70 years....Read more about "Tobacco"...
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