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Wreck of the Penguin
The worst shipwreck in New Zealand, during the 20th century, happened in Cook Strait and was of the regular passenger ship taking people from Picton to Wellington. Penguin...Read more about "Wreck of the 'Penguin'"...
Ropoama Te One, a rangatira of Te Ātiawa[http://teatiawa.iwi.nz/], was one of the signatories to the Treaty of Waitangi, and one of the main signatories to the Waitohi Purchase, by...Read more about "Ropoama's Spring"...
Brightwater's School for Boys - 1888-1889
The brick school In 1887 Spring Grove School was overcrowded and run down, it was also the only school in the area that educated senior boys. Instead of just...Read more about "Brightwater's School for Boys - 1888-1889"...
Getting established in Marlborough
Marlborough’s first decades after European colonisation were rather rocky. The Wairau Affray[sitetree_link,id=467] in 1843 badly frightened potential colonists to the Wairau. Strong earthquakes[sitetree_link,id=749] in 1848 and 1855 and severe flooding[sitetree_link,id=249] showed...Read more about "Getting established in Marlborough"...
Nelson College for Girls
Secondary education for Nelson’s girls took a while While Nelson’s pioneering fathers (and no doubt mothers) supported the idea of college education for girls, it was to be 27...Read more about "Nelson College for Girls"...