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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"...
May's Retail, Butter and Bacon Empire
The Store in Queen Street Richmond May’s store was an institution in early Richmond. It occupied a large, two-storied building on a prominent site and sold as wide a...Read more about "May's Retail, Butter and Bacon Empire "...
Early Marlborough Settlers
*An overview..* There was plenty of opportunity for an able man (supported by an equally able wife) in the early days of a colony. All of the people listed...Read more about "Early Marlborough Settlers"...
Moturoa / Rabbit Island
As the name implies, Moturoa / Rabbit Island is the longest and largest of the islands in the Waimea Estuary. Its sandy beaches, bike tracks and scenic picnic...Read more about "Moturoa / Rabbit Island"...
The Rise of the Motor Vehicle in Richmond
In 1923, John Warring (known as Jack) opened a bicycle shop near Queen Street’s intersection with Gladstone Road. Just three years later the growing popularity of motor vehicles led...Read more about "The Rise of the Motor Vehicle in Richmond"...
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