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Sardines, pilchards, herring – the famous ‘Picton Bloaters’ were variously called all of these names. From earliest settlement there were huge seasonal shoals of them in Queen Charlotte Sound,...Read more about "Picton Bloaters"...
Marlborough's Flax Industry
Marlborough had perfect growing conditions and was noted for the excellent quality of its flax.1 Native flax (Harakeke/Phormium tenax) grew in swampy land and on the low foothills and...Read more about "Marlborough's Flax Industry"...
24 Ngatitama Street
Sunley House, 24 Ngatitama Street is a two storey Victorian Villa, built approximately 1890. It has a Heritage Category B listing. About the Area Situated on the corner of Hampden Street East...Read more about "24 Ngatitama Street"...
Blenheim and Picton Borough Councils- the early years
Following the separation of Marlborough from Nelson in 1859, the region found itself with no funds, no local taxes and frequent flooding washing away infrastructure. It was to...Read more about "Blenheim and Picton Borough Councils - the early years"...
Tracing Nelson's Tideway
Tracing Nelson's tideway takes you on a sometimes surprising journey. Use the audio guide and map to retrace Nelson's original shoreline. Download MP3 See...Read more about "Tracing Nelson's Tideway"...
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